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Church of St Margaret, Broomfield and Kingswood

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 174030

OS Grid Reference: TQ8400152495
OS Grid Coordinates: 584001, 152495
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2420, 0.6347

Location: Broomfield Road, Broomfield, Kent ME17 1PT

Locality: Broomfield and Kingswood
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 1PT

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Listing Text

(east side)
2/13 Church of
26.4.68 St. Margaret

Parish Church. Late C11 or C12, and C15, restored 1879 by
G.M. Hill, Roughly coursed stone with plain tile roof. West
porch, west tower, nave, and chancel with north vestry.
West porch: late C19. Stone. Frieze of leaded lights on either
side, with diamond wood mullions. Broad pointed-arched wood
architrave with hollow spandrels to ribbed door. Cusped barge-
boards. Moulded C15 two-centred-arched stone inner doorway
with trefoiled spandrels and partly renewed squared moulded
hoodmould. West tower: C15. Two stages, on moulded stone
plinth, with battlements above moulded string. Trefoil-
headed louvres with squared hoodmoulds to each side of belfry.
Small 2-light west window with trefoil-headed lights, cavetto
mullions and squared hoodmould. Nave: late C11 or C12. South
elevation of uncoursed stone, plinthless, with 2 buttresses
and two C19 trefoil-headed lights. Chancel: 1879, of coursed
galletted stone. Plinthless. C19 windows. 2 rainwater heads
dated 1879. Re-set plaque above east window: "This chancel
was rebuilt by Mrs Susanna Meredith of Leeds Abbey Anno Domini
MDCCXLIX". North vestry: C19. Gabled, with trefoil-headed
lights and hollow-chamfered east doorway. Nave: north
elevation: roughly coursed stone. Plinthless, with one buttress.
Chamfered, rebated lancet towards east end with short narrow
blocked round-headed window beside it to west. 2-light C15
window towards centre, with cinquefoil-headed lights, cavetto
mullions and squared moulded hood-mould. Small blocked ogee-
headed window towards west, head formed from 2 blocks of
stone. Interior: Structure: aisleless nave. C15 chancel arch
with casement mouldings and one short attached shaft either
side with moulded capital and base. Similar tower arch. Broad
pointed-arched recess with low cill on either side of nave
towards east end. Roof: 2 tall moulded crown-posts to nave,
probably medieval, on moulded medieval tie-beams with later
brattishing. Ashlar pieces. C19 crown-post roof to chancel.
[J. Newman, Buildings of England Series, West Kent and The
Weald, 1980]

Listing NGR: TQ8385552452

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Source: English Heritage

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