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Description: Bayham Leglise
Date Listed: 24 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169982
OS Grid Reference: TQ6511036652
OS Grid Coordinates: 565110, 136652
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1054, 0.3571
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LAMBERHURST CLAY HILL ROAD
TQ 63 NE
3/145 Bayham L'Eglise
Church, now house. 1870 for Marquess Camden, by David Brandon, architect, extended c.1908 and converted 1985. Random coursed dressed sandstone with
ashlar dressings and plain tiled roof. Nave and chancel with south-east
tower and south porch and north-east vestry. Plinth around whole building,
with corner and occasional side buttresses (especially north nave wall)
and parapet gables to nave and chancel with enriched cross finials. Tower broached to spire with full lucarne stage. Half-timbered porch on
sandstone base, with glazed outer doors and moulded inner door in roll
moulded doorway. Trecusped and paired lancets throughout, with shafted and
grouped lancets to east and west windows with roundels and hood moulds
over, the east window with inserted arched doorway. Simple mullioned
windows to vestry. Main internal arches retained. Built as the Bayham
estate church and an important element in the landscaped park to Bayham
Abbey, the Marquess Camden's house, also by Brandon, and which also
includes the remains of the medieval abbey (in East Sussex).
Listing NGR: TQ6511036652
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Source: English Heritage
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