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Parish Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2707 / 51°16'14"N

Longitude: 0.5216 / 0°31'17"E

OS Eastings: 575998

OS Northings: 155415

OS Grid: TQ759554

Mapcode National: GBR PR7.6QC

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.0B36

Plus Code: 9F327GCC+7J

Entry Name: Parish Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 30 July 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173439

Location: High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: High Street

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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MILL STREET (West side)
Parish Church of All Saints


Begun in 1395 by Archbishop Courtenay as a Collegiate church and continued by Archbishop Arundel in 1396-1398, Perpendicular. Built of Kentish ragstone ashlar. Stone buttresses and crenellated parapet. South-west tower. The spire was struck by lightning in 1730 and never rebuilt. Six bay nave with clerestory and north and south aisles. Wooden roofs by Pearson 1886. The south chapel was originally the Chapel of the Fraternity of Corpus Christi. Credence and sedilia of four seats incorporating the monument of the First master of the college.

Stalls with medieval misericords. Early 17th century font. Monuments to Archbishop Courtenay d.1396, John Wotton d.1417 with a medieval wall painting at the back of the tower, Sir John Astley d.1639 and John Davy d.1631.

This is considered to be the grandest Perpendicular church in Kent.

Gateway and Wall to Palace Gardens, Wall to north-west of Archbishop's Palace, The Archbishop's Palace, Wall to east of Archbishop's Palace, The Dungeons at the Archbishop's Palace, The Gate House at the Archbishop's Palace, The Len Bridge, The Tithe Barn, Parish Church of All Saints, Wall to north and west of All Saints Church, The College Gateway, The College Tower, The Masters House, The Master's Tower, Cutbush Almshouses and the Ruined Gateway form a group

Listing NGR: TQ7599855415

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