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Former Church of St Lawrence, Maidstone

Description: Former Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173268

OS Grid Reference: TQ7411157055
OS Grid Coordinates: 574111, 157055
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2860, 0.4954

Location: Adisham Dr, Maidstone, Kent ME16 0NN

Locality: Maidstone
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME16 0NN

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Listing Text

883/8/169 CASTLE ROAD
30-JUL-51 (Northwest side)

(Formerly listed as:

A C19 rebuilding but preserving a medieval N doorway in the N face of the tower. Architects unidentified.

MATERIALS: Local sandstone rubble and ashlar with freestone dressings. Red clay tile roofs

PLAN: Nave, chancel, NW tower-porch, S transeptal projection, probably former vestry (N).

EXTERIOR: At the NE corner is a large squat, unbuttressed tower which, on its N face, incorporates a pointed medieval doorway with a moulded arch and a hood-moulded with stops. At the top of the tower are plain single-light lancets. The spire too is squat and is of the chamfer type. The E end has a pair of lancet windows with a circular, cinquefoiled window between and above them. The W window has three lancets grouped under a hood-mould. There is no distinction between the levels of the nave and chancel roofs. On the S side there is a gabled projection with a pair of lancet windows in the S wall.

INTERIOR: Not inspected. The interior has been converted into living accommodation.

HISTORY: This former church was converted to residential use c1980.

Newman, J., The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald (1980), 128.

The former church of St Lawrence, Allington, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a picturesque, small-scale C19 rebuilding of an earlier church and which incorporates a medieval doorway in the N face of the tower.
* The site has archaeological potential /sensitivity in terms of the below-ground remains of the medieval church and burials.

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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