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Church of St Mary, Teynham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 176357

OS Grid Reference: TQ9661463631
OS Grid Coordinates: 596614, 163631
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3378, 0.8213

Location: Teynham, Kent ME9 9HA

Locality: Teynham
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME9 9HA

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Listing Text

(south side)

3/148 Church of St Mary

Parish church. C13, re-fenestrated C15. Chancel restored 1873. Nave
and aisles, transepts, chancel, west tower. Flint and ragstone with
plain tiled roofs. West tower in 2 stages with large offset projecting
buttresses, string course, cornice and battlements, and Perpendicular
2 light belfry openings. Hollow chamfer and roll moulded west doorway.
Chapel/vestries either side of tower, each with lancet window. North
and south aisles each with 2 offset buttresses,lean-to roofs, and
gabled C19 dormers in nave roof, 2 to south, 1 to north. Large
transepts with paired lancet and quatrefoil windows to north and south,
and 3 lancets on west wall, only the jambs of which remain in the north
transept. Inserted C15 Perpendicular windows on eastern faces. Chancel
with diagonal offset buttresses, and 3 lancets on north and south walls,
large C15 Perpendicular east window, of 5 lights and 10 over and 6 in
head of arch. Interior: nave with 2 bay arcades on octagonal piers
with moulded caps and bases, roof of 4 crown posts. Chamfered arches
with plain abaci to transepts. Aisles with lean-to roofs and chamfered
arches to transepts. Transepts with roofs of 2 crown posts, each with
door to (missing) rood screen across chancel. Deep reveals of lancets
and quatrefoils, and evidence of complete rebuilding at least of north
transept east wall to insert C15 windows. Chamfered chancel arch on
octagonal responds. Panelled roof of 3 crown posts. Fittings: cusped
piscina in chancel, simple piscina in south transept. Octagonal C17
pulpit and octagonal font. Organ gallery in nave on 4 banded piers with
octagonal caps and cast iron spiral staircase. [see BOE, Kent, II Pg 478].

Listing NGR: TQ9642864160

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Source: English Heritage

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