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Church of St James, East Malling and Larkfield

Description: Church of St James

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 August 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 179318

OS Grid Reference: TQ7029457080
OS Grid Coordinates: 570294, 157080
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2874, 0.4407

Location: 1 The Grange, East Malling, Kent ME19 6AG

Locality: East Malling and Larkfield
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME19 6AG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman villa 100yds (90m) S of church, 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

TQ 75 NW
(east side)
25.8.59 Church of St James


Church. C12, C14, rebuilt circa 1450-1500. Ragstone with some early materials,
tiles and tufa, re-used in chancel. West tower, nave with aisles and chancel.
Tower: 3 stages with angle buttresses, not original. Embattled with single
pointed-arched belfrey openings and string below belfrey stage. Clock above
tall west window. Norman windows to north and south (blocked). Clerestory nave
and chancel. Transeptal chapels originally lengthened into aisles, early C14
windows to north, the original chancel windows. C19/C20 chancel east window.
INTERIOR: 3 bay aisle arcades, showing lengthening of transeptal chapels to
become aisles in rhythm of east arches then short piece of wall followed by pair
of west arches. Octagonal piers, double-chamfered arches. Fittings: Sanctuary
panelling, early C17. Font area: Early C16, with doors. Tall panelled base
with tall conical cap of pierced tracery. Pierced cresting to base of birds
attacking fruit. Octagonal stone font. Stained glass: same early C14 glass
in north aisle. Monuments: Thomas Selby, d. 1479. Brass. Richard Adams, do
1522. Brass. Richard Mannyng, d. 1611. Alabaster hanging monument, with
figure with hand on skull. Thomas Twisden, d. 1683. Tablet. Jane Sympson,
d. 1690. Baroque tablet with pediment and scrolls. Jane Twisden, d. 1779 (?).
Tablet. Sir John Twisden, d. 1810. Monument with figure of woman leaning on
urn by Thomas Assiter of Maidstone.

Listing NGR: TQ7024357115

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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