Elmstone Church (Dedication Unknown), Preston
Description: Elmstone Church (Dedication Unknown)
Date Listed: 11 October 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 178212
OS Grid Reference: TR2614960284
OS Grid Coordinates: 626149, 160284
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2967, 1.2425
Location: Sheerwater Road, Preston, Kent CT3 1HH
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TR 26 SE PRESTON ELMSTONE
Parish church. C12, remodelled and extended early C14, restored externally
1878 and generally 1900. Flint with plain tiled roof. Chancel, nave and
north aisle, north-west tower and south porch. Two cell Romanesque church,
small round headed lights on nave south and chancel north walls. Ogee headed
lancets, paired ogee headed lights in north aisle. Restored 3 light Y-
traceried west window, and east window. Buttresses to tower, chancel and
north aisle. Interior: 3 bay north arcade, with double chamfered arches on
octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases. Westernmost arch (to tower)
pinched, and repeated in north aisle. Nave and chancel with one (C19) roof.
Lean-to aisle roof. Chancel stepped in, no chancel arch. Fittings: small
square piscina in north aisle and piscina/water stoup by south door. Bench
and reading desk in chancel, fashioned from late medieval bench ends with
simple poppyheads. Font, C12 or C13, with Bethersden marble bowl, round at
top, made square at base by anvil-shaped corner piers. Base of 5 simple
shafts. All other fittings C19. Monuments: Robert Jaques, d.1671, a
gentleman of Luton. Standing wall monument on white and black marble bench-
like base. Voluted urn-shaped side pieces and bay-leaf pattern frieze with
segmental pediment and draped cartouche. White marble inscription plaque
with gold acanthus surround. Topped by portrait bust, antique-styled drapery.
(See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 313).
Listing NGR: TR2614960284
Source: English Heritage
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