Church of the Holy Trinity, East Malling and Larkfield
Description: Church of the Holy Trinity
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 179352
OS Grid Reference: TQ7046059182
OS Grid Coordinates: 570460, 159182
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3062, 0.4441
Location: New Hythe Lane, East Malling, Kent ME20 6PN
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EAST MALLING & LARKFIELD NEW HYTHE LANE
TQ 75 NW
Church of The Holy
Church. 1854. By R P Pope. Kentish ragstone rubble with ashlar dressings in
an early English style. Nave with west bellcote, south porch and south aisle,
separate chancel. Roof of plain tiles except pantiles over south aisle. WEST
FRONT. Very tall angle buttresses with single lower central buttress separating
single lancets. Large wheel window with short columns radiating from centre
above. 2 stage west bellcote with 3 bells, crowned by hood that is square on
diagonal above with lancet openings, trefoils and topmost spinelet and cross,
all rather in the Gloucestershire manner. NAVE. 4 bays (doubled in clerestory).
3-light windows, lancets with round upper lights, single lancets in clerestory.
CHANCEL: 2 bays, blind with vestry to north. Stepped angle and side-buttresses
throughout, also gargoyles. INTERIOR: Hollow-chamfered south arcade of 4
pointed arches on short piers of great girth with carved naturalistic decoration.
Matching wall arcade to north. Collar-purlin nave roof with crown-posts and
trusses carried on brackets. Side-purlins and scissor-braces. Chamfered chan-
cel arch on foliate brackets. Reredos screen of columns against east wall with
central relief panel of Last Supper. East window rere-arches on slim piers with
hollow-chamfers filled with foliate decoration and ball-flown steps. Arch-
braced scissor-truss chancel roof. FITTINGS: Pulpit-octagonal, on octagonal
plain base, with inset relief panels. Font - bulbuous C19 confection on 5
columned base with angels on sides. Glass - east and west windows in stained
glass by Alexander Gibbs. Pevsnar, p.352.
Listing NGR: TQ7046059182
Source: English Heritage
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