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St Andrew's Chapel, Boxley

Description: St Andrew's Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173563

OS Grid Reference: TQ7573658645
OS Grid Coordinates: 575736, 158645
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2998, 0.5195

Location: Boarley Lane, Maidstone ME14 3DD

Locality: Boxley
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME14 3DD

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/57 St. Andrew's Chapel

G.V. II*

Chapel, with priests "lodging", attached to Boxley Abbey converted
to dwelling late C16 or early C17, now house. Probably late C15,
with late C16 or early C17 wing. Ragstone with plain tile roof.
Wing timber framed with rendered and bricked walls. Chapel, with
south aisle running from west end to adjoin a 2-storey "lodging"
approx. twice the width of the aisle, joined and running parallel
to the east end of the chapel on the south side. Single timber-
framed bay same width as "lodging" added to east of it, beyond
east end of chapel. Chapel: on moulded stone plinth which descends
vertically to ground with broach stops on either side of doors.
Aisle roofed as lean-to, with C19 studded half gable at east end,
abutting "lodgings". Central brick stack with corniced top.
West elevation has large rectangular window with plain chamfered
surround containing C19 4-light ovolo-moulded wood mullion
window. Below, one small square window either side of door. South
elevation has rectangular window with hollow-chamfered stone
jambs and cill and head formed from wall-plate of half-gable,
contining 2-light ovolo moulded wood mullion window. East window
blocked with C19 red bricks, with C19 3-light ovolo-moulded wood
mullion window in chamfered brick architrave in upper section and
2-light wood casement with segmental brick head below. North
elevation has very small rectangular single light towards east end
with plain chamfered stone surround morticed for iron bars.
3 large putlock holes in line at first floor level. 3 external
doors; one to east of centre in north and south elevations with
2-centred arched heads and hollow chamfered stone jambs on
moulded bases, and one in centre of west elevation, wider with plain
chamfered stone jambs and head. "Lodgings": integral with chapel,
plinth of which continues round it. First floor on south
elevation jettied out a few inches on concave stone lintel. Roofed
parallel to chapel, with bridging ridge at right-angles between
them. 3 small rectangular stone windows with chamfered surrounds,
one towards apex of west gable, one with iron bars towards south
end of west gable on first floor and one in the centre of the first
floor to the south elevation. No external door. Wing: 2 storeys
on plinth, roof hipped to north and south. Projecting red brick
stack on east elevation. South elevation underbuilt in stone with 3-light square-
headed Perpendicular stone window with hollow chamfers, hollow
spandrels and plain hood mould, said to have come from west end of
chapel. No external door. Interior: Door between chapel and
"lodging" at east end of south wall of chapel, narrow, with arched
stone architrave with hollow chamfer and broach stops. Hagioscope
in wall to west of it. Chapel roof ceiled at collar level;
rafters of uniform scantling with collars, sous-laces, ashlar pieces
andmoulded cornice: Moulded tie-beam to east of centre.

Listing NGR: TQ7549058236

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Source: English Heritage

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