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The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Sexburga

A Grade I Listed Building in Sheerness, Kent

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Latitude: 51.4221 / 51°25'19"N

Longitude: 0.812 / 0°48'43"E

OS Eastings: 595607

OS Northings: 172985

OS Grid: TQ956729

Mapcode National: GBR RSB.VG7

Mapcode Global: VHKJ8.1J45

Plus Code: 9F32CRC6+RR

Entry Name: The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Sexburga

Listing Date: 27 June 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444803

Location: Minster-on-Sea, Swale, Kent, ME12

County: Kent

District: Swale

Civil Parish: Minster-on-Sea

Built-Up Area: Minster (Swale)

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1.
5282 HIGH ~REET
(North Side)
Minster-on-Sea, Sheerness
The Abbey Church of
St Mary and St Sexburga
TQ 97 SE 13/168 27.6.63.
A GV

A large building in flint and rubble. A nunnery was founded here. It was burned by the Danes in 855 and rebuilt by Archbishop Corbeuil between 1123 and 1136. It was dissolved in 1539. There remain the conventual and parochial churches standing side by side, the north chancel and nave having been the conventual church and the south chancel and nave the parish church, in the
Early English style, with a tower at the west end of the north nave and a south porch. The north half is the oldest portion of the building, with considerable Saxon remains, but the bulk of the building dates from the C13. The tower
was added in the C15 but not completed and has a modern wood belfry. The east end of the north chancel dates from 1581, when St Katherine's Chapel beyond it was demolished. The south porch dates from 1879-81, when the whole church was restored from ruins by Christian. Late C14 screen. C12 column sculpture of the Virgin and Child. Monuments of the C14 and C15.

Revision Number: 2

HIGH STREET
1.
5282
(North Side)
lfinster-on-Sea, Sheerness
The Abbey Church of
St Mary and St Sexburga
TQ 97 SE 13/168 27.6.63.
GV
2.
A large building in flint and rubble. A nunnery was founded here. It was
burned by the Danes in 855 and rebuilt by Archbishop Corbeuil between 1123
and 1136. It was dissolved in 1539. There remain the conventual and parochial
churches standing side by side, the north chancel and nave having been the
conventual church and the south chancel and nave the parish church, in the
Early English style, with a tower at the west end of the north nave and a south
porch. The north half is the oldest portion of the building, with considerable
Saxon remains, but the bulk of the building dates from the C13. The tower
was added in the C15 but not completed and has a modern wood belfry. The east
end of the north chancel dates from 1581, when St Katherine's Chapel beyond
it was demolished. The south porch dates from 1879-81, when the whole church
was restored from ruins by Christian. Late C14 screen. C12 column sculpture
of the Virgin and Child. Monuments of the C14 and C15.

Listing NGR: TQ9555272937

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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