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St Marys Abbey Convent Building

A Grade I Listed Building in West Malling, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2933 / 51°17'35"N

Longitude: 0.412 / 0°24'43"E

OS Eastings: 568271

OS Northings: 157667

OS Grid: TQ682576

Mapcode National: GBR NPC.WGN

Mapcode Global: VHJM5.3R5G

Plus Code: 9F327CV6+8R

Entry Name: St Marys Abbey Convent Building

Listing Date: 25 August 1959

Last Amended: 30 November 1993

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392469

ID on this website: 101209132

Location: St Mary's Abbey, West Malling, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, ME19

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: West Malling

Built-Up Area: West Malling

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: West Malling St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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1156-0/3/161 St Mary's Abbey: Convent building
(Formerly Listed as:
St Marry's Abbey)


Convent. C14 south side of abbey cloister with house erected
by Isaac Honeywood by 1735 reusing stone from the ruined abbey
and salvaging window surrounds on the site of an earlier
timber-framed post-Reformation house shown in a print by
Stukeley of 1724 and with early C19 alterations and C20
additions and alterations, when it reverted to a religious
house. Built of stone rubble with tiled roof and 4 stone
chimneystacks. 2 storeys and attics 7 windows. H-shaped. North
front has ground floor C14 cloisters with 17
trefoliated-headed arches. End bays project having gable ends
with wooden fretted bargeboards. Attic has lancet with leaded
light. 1st floor has 6 double cinquefoil-headed lights but 2
single ones to the centre flanking a wheel window with carved
spandrels. Ground floor now has a later C20 lean-to verandah
in stone with pantiled roof not of special interest. The south
front is of ashlar. It has 2 end projecting gables with
bargeboards and the central section has 5 gabled dormers.
Parapet and cornice to centre. Windows are mainly 2-light
cinquefoil-headed windows but are 3-light to the lst floor of
the end bays and central 1st floor window is a rose window.
Ground floor end bays have C18 Geometrical traceried windows.
Central arched doorcase of Gothick type with pilasters and
circular fanlight.
Interior has staircase hall with Gothick cornice, 2 C18
4-centred arched doorcases and wooden Gothick balustrading
which is probably C19. Rest of interior not seen. C20
extension to east by Sir Charles Nicholson 1935 not of special
(Buildings of England: Newman J: West Kent and the Weald:

Listing NGR: TQ6829257677

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