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Church of St Mary, Westwell

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 181309

OS Grid Reference: TQ9906247483
OS Grid Coordinates: 599062, 147483
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1919, 0.8474

Location: Gold Hill, Westwell, Kent TN25 4JX

Locality: Westwell
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 4JX

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Listing Text

Church of St. Mary
TQ 94 NE 11/1 14.2.67.


Chancel with north and south porches, nave with aisles, south porch and west
tower with broached shingled stairs. C13, except C16 south porch. Four bay
nave. The columns of the south arcade of the nave lean outwards and are supported
by wooden braces or flying buttresses right across the south aisle. The exterior
south wall of aisle is also supported by a brick buttress, added in 1885.
The stone chancel arch, or screen is most unusual and consists of 2 very tall
thin columns in the centre, forming 3 narrow arches with trefoil heads. Stone
vault to the chancel roof. Choir stalls arranged in monastic fashion. South
aisle has a collar beam and crown post roof. Piscina and triple sedilia.
The churchyard contains C17 headstones, with primitive skulls incised, C13
headstones with cherub motifs and oval bodystones.

Listing NGR: TQ9901247488

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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