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Church of St Martin, Folkestone

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 December 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 175381

OS Grid Reference: TR1893836473
OS Grid Coordinates: 618938, 136473
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0858, 1.1248

Location: Horn Street, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3JS

Locality: Folkestone
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT20 3JS

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Listing Text

The entry for the following building:-

13/29 Church of St Martin

shall be amended to read:-

13/29 Church of St Martin
- 5.12.74 1

Parish church. Saxon west end of nave and lower part of tower, C13 chancel, C14 upper part
of tower, south aisle and Enbrook chapel and C19 north aisle, north porch and vestry. Kentish
ragstone rubble with tiled roof West tower, north porch, nave with aisles and north chapel,
south west vestry and lower chancel. West end of nave is Saxon with arched. original doorcase
in which the later and smaller C13 doorcase has been set. Round-headed window above.
Upper stage of tower is C14 with crenellated parapet and lancets with wooden shutters to bell
stage. Angled buttresses. C14 north aisle has four C14 trefoil windows with quatrefoil windows
above. Gabled north porch has arched doorcase with colonnettes with foliate capitals and corner
buttresses. Enbrook chapel has one double trefoliated window with quatrefoil above. C19 south
aisle has 3 double trefoliated windows with quatrefoil above and paired lancer to north east and
3 buttresses. C19 vestry has one trefoil-headed lancet on each face and ashlar chimney. C13
chancel has 3 lancets and blocked round-headed doorcase to north. East end has oval window
to gable with 2 lancets below and buttresses. Interior has C14 arcade on octagonal piers to south
aisle and Decorated piscina and two sedilia. East window of north aisle has C14 quatrefoil.
Chancel has arcading with Bethersden marble shafts. A keeled roll outlines the lancets, the east
pair shafted. C13 chancel arch. Three C14-stone effigies under stone arches, to a woman in the
south aisle and to a man and a woman behind the organ. Brass to priest, John Child d1474,
Thomas Fogg d1502 and John Brodnax d1592. Hanging monument to Louisa Wainewright
d1828 of a man and woman mourning by an urn. ["BOE Kent" pp270-1.]


Church of St Martin
TR 13 NE 13/29 5.12.74
Built of stone rubble with tiled roof. The western wall of the Nave is Saxon,
the Chancel is Cl3 the tower, South aisle and Enbrook Chapel are Cl4 and the
North aisle is Cl9. 4 bay Nave and 3 bury apse with lancets. North West crenellated
tower with gargoyle C19 South porch.

Listing NGR: TR1905036532

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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