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Latitude: 51.278 / 51°16'40"N
Longitude: 1.0937 / 1°5'37"E
OS Eastings: 615864
OS Northings: 157757
OS Grid: TR158577
Mapcode National: GBR TY3.TJZ
Mapcode Global: VHLGM.X42L
Entry Name: Church of St Martin
Listing Date: 3 December 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242166
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441523
Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
944 ST MARTIN'S HILL
Church of St Martin
TR 1557 NE 6/161 3.12.49
Reputed to be the oldest Parich Church in England. On the same site was a church bused by Roman Christians. This is supposed to be the church outside the city walls where, before the Conversion, Queen Bertha worshipped with her chaplin Bishop Liudhard. THe Saxon font is traditionally associated with the baptism of King Ethelbert.
The exterior is built of bands of flint, Roman brick and rubble. tiled roof and squat C14 crenellated tower. The interior contains a C7 chancel, altered in the C14, a Norman piscina and holy water stoup and a Squint. There is a memorial tablet to Sir John FInch, Speaker of the HOuse of Commons in the reign of Charles I.
Listing NGR: TR1586557758
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