Church of St Mary Church of St Mary Virgin, Lydden
Description: Church of St Mary
Church of St Mary Virgin
Date Listed: 22 August 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 178614
OS Grid Reference: TR2642945710
OS Grid Coordinates: 626429, 145710
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1658, 1.2373
Location: Church Lane, Lydden, Kent CT15 7JP
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TR 24 NE LYDDEN CHURCH LANE
2/85 Church of
22.8.62 St. Mary (formerly
listed as Church
of St Mary Virgin)
Parish Church. C12 origin, now largely C13, restored 1866, 1868-9 and
1899. Flint with plain tiled roof. Chancel, nave with west tower and
south porch. Single stage tower, the top stage removed after C16 earth-
quake damage, with clasping buttresses and brick eaves cornice to low
tiled spire, and blocked belfry windows. Small single lights on ground
floor with trefoil heads carved from single block, C13 south porch
with chamfered outer door and roll moulded inner doorway with attached
shafts, and medieval ogee-shaped door. Chancel stepped in from nave,
with corner buttresses to nave and chancel. East wall rebuilt Cl9.
Lancets throughout. Interior: C19 chamfered doorway to tower. Blocked
stop-chamfered north doorway, tall and narrow. Two chamfered. elliptical
recesses in north wall, the easternmost with a low window inset, and 2
on south wall, with crude enrichment of figures, flower ornament,
attached shafts and cusping; utilised or intended as tomb recesses for
the Monyns family. Blocked and truncated semi-circular arch in extreme
south east of nave with small round-headed lancet on east wall C19
trussed rafter roof. Chancel arch of 1866, and C19 chancel roof. Two
hollow chamfered elliptical recesses on south wall, integral with double
sedilia. Simple trefoiled piscina in chancel. Fittings all C19.
(BOE Kent II, 1983,375).
Listing NGR: TR2620645497
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