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Church of St Mary, Bishopsbourne

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 171007

OS Grid Reference: TR1877552617
OS Grid Coordinates: 618775, 152617
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2308, 1.1322

Location: 1 Crows Camp Road, Bishopsbourne CT4 5HT

Locality: Bishopsbourne
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT4 5HT

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Listing Text

(west side)

Church of St Mary
(formerly listed under
Park Lane)
TR 1852 21/152 30.1.67


Knapped flint with tile roof, weathervane to tower. Chancel with north and
south chapels (now the vestry and the family pew of Bourne Park respectively)
and nave with aisles. The chancel, nave and aisles are C15, the north and
south chapels and the tower C15. C15 choir stalls.
The Reverend Richard Hooker, author of 'Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity'
and rector of Bishopsbourne from 1595-1600 is buried and has a memorial here.
Attractive early C19 memorial plaque to John McDivitt, 1839. Stained glass
some original glass in the chancel, also glass by Burne-Jones, and of the mid
C16. Boarded wagon roofs by Scott, 1871. Carved tombstones in churchyard
with cherubs and skulls.

Listing NGR: TR1877952615

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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