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The Parish Church of Saint Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Horton Kirby and South Darenth, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3946 / 51°23'40"N

Longitude: 0.2439 / 0°14'38"E

OS Eastings: 556209

OS Northings: 168560

OS Grid: TQ562685

Mapcode National: GBR WF.S76

Mapcode Global: VHHP7.56TR

Entry Name: The Parish Church of Saint Mary

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 416426

Location: Horton Kirby and South Darenth, Sevenoaks, Kent, DA4

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Parish: Horton Kirby and South Darenth

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Horton Kirby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

Listing Text

HORTON KIRBY HORTON ROAD
1.
5280
(west side)
The Parish Church
of St Mary
TQ 56 NE 3/189 1.6.67
II*
Cruciform. Early English Church Circa 1190 with C14 and C19 alterations. Built
of flint with stone dressings. Some stock brick repairs. Tiled roof. In 1816-17
George Smith rebuilt the tower in brick and lopped off the eastern half of the
chancel. In 1862-3 Ewan Christian restored the stonework. The south porch is
mediaeval. The C14 nave is of 4 bays and has a crown post roof. The aisles were
demolished in tile C14. The most impressive feature are the Early English crossing
arches with stop-chamfers and deep moulded abaci. Chancel has lancet capitals of
Canterbury type with trumpet shaped bowl, square abacus and acanthus foliage.
Chancel contains 5 Bathurst cartouches the earliest C1688. Brasses, particularly
Alice Drayton (died 1468).


Listing NGR: TQ5625168352

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