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Church of the Holy Innocents, Adisham

Description: Church of the Holy Innocents

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 170890

OS Grid Reference: TR2276554268
OS Grid Coordinates: 622765, 154268
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2441, 1.1903

Location: Church Lane, Adisham, Kent CT3 3LH

Locality: Adisham
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT3 3LH

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Listing Text


Church of the
Holy Innocents
TR 25 SW 14/3 30.1.67


Built of flint with stone dressings and tiled roof. Cruciform building with
a central tower, a north porch and a chapel to the west of the north transept
and to the north of the nave. The building is largely late C12 except for
the south transept which is Cl3 and has an east gabled projection as at Ickham
and the north porch which is C19, but the base of the tower possibly contains
some earlier Norman work and later C14 windows have been inserted in the nave
and the chapel to the north of it. The whole building was restored in 1869-70
by William White. The nave retains its original stone wall benches. The church
also contains a piece of C15 painted woodwork which once formed part of the
reredos of Canterbury Cathedral and was rescued from destruction in the C17.
Two piscinas and aumbry. Norman font. Early C16 base of rood screen. The
churchyard contains a chest tomb, some oval bodystones, and C18 skull and cherub
motif headstones.

Listing NGR: TR2279454202

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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