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Church of St Margaret, Wichling

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 173997

OS Grid Reference: TQ9155155768
OS Grid Coordinates: 591551, 155768
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2689, 0.7445

Location: Faversham Road, Wichling, Kent ME9 0DP

Locality: Wichling
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME9 0DP

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Listing Text

WICHLING LENHAM ROAD
TQ 95 NW (west side)

2/259 Church of St. Margaret
26.4.68.
II
Parish church. C12, C14 and C15, restored 1882-3 by Clarke.
Nave flint, north wall incorporating a few lumps of tufa. Chancel
flint rubble with small amounts of thin red brick or tile
interspersed. Plain tiled roof. Wood shingles to spire of tower.
Nave, chancel, and north tower at west end of chancel. Nave:
plinthless and gabled, with diagonal buttresses. C14 west window
and restored C14 south window. North wall has one C14
window. C19 chimney stack towards east end. C19 timber-framed
south porch on stone-dressed flint plinth. Small blocked
C12 north doorway of 3 orders, with roll to central order. 3
scalloped capitals each side, with ringed base to central one.
Chancel: lower roof than nave, but aligned. Stone-coped
flint plinth to east end. Two C15 south windows. C19 east
window in a C15 style. West tower: 2 stages on a short plinth,
with shingled broach spire. 4 small hipped lucarnes with scalloped
louvres. C19 lancet-type windows except north window of lower
stage which incorporates a, probably re-used,Medieval trefoiled
head. Interior: not inspected. J. Newman ( Buildings of England
Series, North East and East Kent, 1969) notes C14 chancel arch
and rare late C12 lead font with repeating leaf decoration.


Listing NGR: TQ9143354924

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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