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The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Dover

Description: The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 June 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 177725

OS Grid Reference: TR3192041516
OS Grid Coordinates: 631920, 141516
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1259, 1.3130

Location: Biggin Street, Dover, Kent CT17 9AF

Locality: Dover
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT17 9AF

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There is also a scheduled monument, The Painted House, N of Market Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

30-JUN-49 (Northeast side)
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin


Parish Church. Built on the site of some Roman Baths and a Saxon
church on the site mentioned in Domesday Book, but the oldest part of the
present structure is Norman. Early C12 west tower and four bays of the arcades but aisles, remainder of the nave and chancel by J C and C Buckler in Early English style. Built of flint with stone dressings. West tower is square of five stages surmounted by spire with weathervane. Arcading on the west face, increasingly rich towards the top. Colonnettes with block capitals, arches with a series of scallops. Plain renewed west doorway with shafts. Aisles have lancet windows. Most stained glass windows were lost during the Second War.
INTERIOR: Tower arch with recessed shafts and a roll. The three west bays of the Norman nave arcades are early C12 and a further bay is almost contemporary but has a simpler base moulding. Round piers, scallop capitals and square abaci. C13 stained glass window to gallery. Norman octagonal Purbeck stone font bowl but remainder renewed. 1638 brass and a good series of C18 wall monuments. The remainder of the nave, aisles and chancel are of 1843-4. C19 pews.

[Buildings of England "North East and East Kent" Revised 1983 pp 297-8.]


Listing NGR: TR3192041516

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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