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The Parish Church of St Leonard, Hythe

Description: The Parish Church of St Leonard

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 175160

OS Grid Reference: TR1614934915
OS Grid Coordinates: 616149, 134915
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0728, 1.0841

Location: Oak Walk, Hythe, Kent CT21 5DW

Locality: Hythe
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT21 5DW

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Listing Text




Dates from circa 1100. Alterations by J L Pearson in 1880s. Built of Kentish ragstone with Caen stone window dressings. The interior has a 4 bay nave and North and South aisles with Cl3 and c14 pillars. Clerestory. Chancel arch.
North and South transepts. The tower was added in 1751 and the South Transept
is also c18. The Ambulatory built circa 1220 AD houses a neatly stacked collection of 1200 skulls and 8000 thigh bones of the C13 and c14. It is thought that these were exhumed from the graveyard in order to make more space for the plague victims of the C14 and C15.

Listing NGR: TR1615234913

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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