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Church of St Giles, Wormshill

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 174003

OS Grid Reference: TQ8818657448
OS Grid Coordinates: 588186, 157448
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2851, 0.6972

Location: The Street, Sittingbourne ME9 0TU

Locality: Wormshill
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME9 0TU

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Listing Text

TQ 85 NE (east side)

1/265 Church of St. Giles
Parish church. First half C11, C13 and C15, restored 1879-80
by Clarke. Flint with stone dressings and plain tile roof. West
tower, nave, south porch, chancel, north chapel, north aisle. West
tower : C13. 2 stages, slightly broadened to base, with moulded
string beneath battlements. 2-light cusped belfry openings with
hoodmoulds. Each face has one lancet (north and south blocked)towards
top of lower stage. Uncusped 2-light hollow-chamfered window with
hoodmould. Plain-chamfered 2-centred arched west doorway. Nave:
first half C11, with later alterations. Plinthless. Broad restored
lancet-type window to west of porch, small double-splayed round-arched
window to right of porch, and tall 2-light C15 window in older blocked
opening towards east end. South porch: possibly C14, repaired later.
Timber-framed, weatherboarded, on flint plinth. Durns forming
outer doorway. Plain, slender, 2 slightly octagonal crown post on
small square base. Small plain inner door with 2-centred arched head,
and deep stoup to east. Chancel: probably C13, plinthless, but
narrower than nave. Two C15 windows of 2 cinquefoiled lights with
hoodmoulds. Single lancet between them. Restored C15 east window
of 3 cinquefoiled lights with tracery above. North chapel: C13,
with one original lancet. Other C19 windows in C13 style. North aisle:
One north lancet and one C15 cinquefoiled 2-Light window with hood-
mould. C19 west window. Interior: Structure: 3-bay nave arcade
of pointed arches with plain narrow chamfer. Rectangular piers,
2 with rolll moulding, 2 with plain impsots. Similar 2-bay chancel
arcade with plain imposts. Broad C19 chancel arch. Lower C13 two-
centred tower arch with broad plain chamfer with no imposts or
piers. Blocked 4-centred arched opening in west wall of north chapel,
to south side, possibly connected with a rood loft. Crown-post roof
to north chapel, probably C15. Fittings: stone font built against
east pier of central bay of nave arcade, said to be Cll. Aumbry in
south wall of chancel, with shouldered head, adjacent to round-
arched, hollow-chamfered piscina. Deep window seat to C15 south-
east widnow, adjacent to piscina, possibly served as sedilia. Plain
rectangular piscina in south wall of north chapel. C13 chest with
trefoiled arcading, fragments of late C14 stained glass in east
window, north chapel lancet and south-west chancel window. Fragment
of Medieval screen with slender attached shafts and 4 cusped panels
with ogee-moulded muntins. C17 communion table. C17 carved hexagonal
pulpit with backboard. 2 early C19 boards beneath tower, with Creed,
and Lord's Prayer. Monuments: Fragment of stone coffin lid set
vertically in base of north wall of north chapel; tapering stone with
plain raised stone cross. (J. Newman, Buildings of England Series,
North East and East Kent, 1969).

Listing NGR: TQ8818657448

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Source: English Heritage

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