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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 1 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 172635
OS Grid Reference: TQ5608171274
OS Grid Coordinates: 556081, 171274
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4190, 0.2433
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5274 DARENTH DARENTH HILL
Church of St Margaret
TQ 57 SE 4/1 1.6.67
C10, C12, C13 and C14. Built of flint with stone dressings. Tiled roof. South-west
flint tower with stone dressings. Pyramidal spire. This Church is reckoned to
be the third oldest in Kent, and the sixth oldest in the United Kingdom. Chancel,
Nave with south aisle, tower at the west end of the aisle, vestry at the west
end of the nave and north porch. The nave is late C10 or early C11 and has a
double splayed window over the north doorway with an outer splay of Roman tiles.
The east bay of the chancel or sanctuary is early C12, is 2 storeys and between
its stone vault and the roof is a priest's chamber which is now inaccessible.
The chancel is also Norman and retains the arcade of a south chapel with square
many-scalloped capitals and pointed arches. The south-west tower is C13 the aisle
is C15 and the vestry and porch modern. Norman font of circa 1140. C18 square
pulpit with a bowed front and early C18 altar rails of twisted balusters.
Listing NGR: TQ5584471471
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Source: English Heritage
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