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Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 22 August 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 178566
OS Grid Reference: TR2164246713
OS Grid Coordinates: 621642, 146713
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1767, 1.1696
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TR 24 NW DENTON AND WOOTTON CANTERBURY ROAD
Church of St Mary
Parish church. C13, east end rebuilt 1909. Flint, in part rendered, with
plain tiled roof,chancel, nave and west tower. Tall west tower on plinth
with string course to battlements. Simple chamfered western doorway, with
lancets in tower. C13 lancets throughout, with Cl9 lancet and Decorated 2
light in south nave and channel, knapped flint east end with poor C20 East
window. C19 wooden porch on flint base, with wave chamfered north
doorway. Interior: small plain pointed arch on simple abaci to tower,
with similar chancel arch, with traces of nailhead ornament to abaci. Roof
of 3 spindly crown posts. Chancel with single crown post roof, and north
window recess, either a blocked doorway, or a reading desk recess, with
fragments of medieval glass set in it. Fittings: all C19, with box pews,
font. Brass: set in chancel north wall, to John Boys d.1543 (?), a fine
armorial achievement with inscription below, in moulded stone surrounds.
Monuments: Phineas Andrewes, d.1661. Black and white marble wall plaque,
an aedicule with Corinthian pilaster and segmental pediment; apron draped
and with skull and bases and enriched brackets. Achievement over. William
Willats, d.1867. White marble wall plaque. Round headed tryptich-like
panel, with Early English style arcade, and scenes from the Voyage of Life.
Set in nave north wall by the pulpit is a stone cross, the lettering on it
as yet undeciphered, with small marble plaque over to Katherine Warly, d.1717.
(See BOE Kent II 1983, 284).
Listing NGR: TR2151847232
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Source: English Heritage
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