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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Darenth, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.419 / 51°25'8"N

Longitude: 0.2433 / 0°14'35"E

OS Eastings: 556081

OS Northings: 171274

OS Grid: TQ560712

Mapcode National: GBR WD.60X

Mapcode Global: VHHP1.5LHK

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Location: Darenth, Dartford, Kent, DA2

County: Kent

District: Dartford

Parish: Darenth

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172635

Source ID: 1085815

Listing Text

1.
5274 DARENTH DARENTH HILL
(south side)

Church of St Margaret
TQ 57 SE 4/1 1.6.67

I


2.
C10, C12, C13 and C14. Built of flint with stone dressings. Tiled roof. South-west
flint tower with stone dressings. Pyramidal spire. This Church is reckoned to
be the third oldest in Kent, and the sixth oldest in the United Kingdom. Chancel,
Nave with south aisle, tower at the west end of the aisle, vestry at the west
end of the nave and north porch. The nave is late C10 or early C11 and has a
double splayed window over the north doorway with an outer splay of Roman tiles.
The east bay of the chancel or sanctuary is early C12, is 2 storeys and between
its stone vault and the roof is a priest's chamber which is now inaccessible.
The chancel is also Norman and retains the arcade of a south chapel with square
many-scalloped capitals and pointed arches. The south-west tower is C13 the aisle
is C15 and the vestry and porch modern. Norman font of circa 1140. C18 square
pulpit with a bowed front and early C18 altar rails of twisted balusters.


Listing NGR: TQ5584471471

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