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Church of St Mary, Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 171357

OS Grid Reference: TR1896255148
OS Grid Coordinates: 618962, 155148
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2534, 1.1365

Location: Patrixbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Kent CT4 5BP

Locality: Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT4 5BP

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Listing Text

1.
5273 PATRIXBOURNE PATRIXBOURNE ROAD
(west side)

Church of St Mary
R 1855 28/466 30.1.67

I GV


2.
Chancel, nave with aisles and tower in the centre of the south aisle, its ground
floor forming a porch, with a broached shingled spire above it. Knapped flint.
Rare and good east wheel window with cylindrical spokes. The chancel, the
nave, the tower and the south aisle to the west of the tower are late C12
(the spire (Cl3) and contain an especially fine Norman south doorway and a
good Norman priests' doorway. But they were rather drastically restored at
the expense of the first Marchioness Conyngham, the chancel in 1849 (architect
Mr Marshall of Canterbury) the nave, tower and aisle in 1857 (architect Sir
George Gilbert Scott). The east end of the south aisle (the Bifrons Chapel)
was rebuilt in the Cl5. The north aisle was added in 1824. Some of the windows
have C16 and Cl7 Swiss glass given to the church by Lady Conyngham in 1837.
Body stones in the churchyard.


Listing NGR: TR1896055150

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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