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Church of St Margaret, Hothfield

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 180971

OS Grid Reference: TQ9696444528
OS Grid Coordinates: 596964, 144528
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1661, 0.8158

Location: 12 The Street, Hothfield, Kent TN26 1EL

Locality: Hothfield
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN26 1EL

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Listing Text

1.
5272 HOTHFIELD BETHERSDEN ROAD
Church of St Margaret
(formerly listed as
Church of St Mary)
TQ 94 SE 15/1 14.2.67
I
2.
Built of Kentish ragstone. Chancel with north and south chapels. Nave with
aisles and west tower with shingled spire. The interior has no arches separating
the chancel from the nave or the chapels from the aisles. Three bay nave.
The building contained mediaeval work of several periods but was badly damaged
by lightning in the late C16 or early C17 and was rebuilt by Sir John Tufton,
who died in 1642 and is buried in the church. The north and south chapels
were added in 1876, when the whole church was restored. Credence and aumbry.
Cinquefoil headed piscina and traces of sedilia. "The Lost Chord" was composed
and first played on the organ here, when Sir Arthur Sullivan was a guest of
Lord and Lady Hothfield. The churchyard contains some C18 stone headstones
with hourglass, skull and cherub motifs, and oval bodystones.


Listing NGR: TQ9696444528

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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