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Description: The Parish Church of Saint Mary
Date Listed: 1 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 416426
OS Grid Reference: TQ5620968559
OS Grid Coordinates: 556209, 168559
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3946, 0.2439
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HORTON KIRBY HORTON ROAD
The Parish Church
of St Mary
TQ 56 NE 3/189 1.6.67
Cruciform. Early English Church Circa 1190 with C14 and C19 alterations. Built
of flint with stone dressings. Some stock brick repairs. Tiled roof. In 1816-17
George Smith rebuilt the tower in brick and lopped off the eastern half of the
chancel. In 1862-3 Ewan Christian restored the stonework. The south porch is
mediaeval. The C14 nave is of 4 bays and has a crown post roof. The aisles were
demolished in tile C14. The most impressive feature are the Early English crossing
arches with stop-chamfers and deep moulded abaci. Chancel has lancet capitals of
Canterbury type with trumpet shaped bowl, square abacus and acanthus foliage.
Chancel contains 5 Bathurst cartouches the earliest C1688. Brasses, particularly
Alice Drayton (died 1468).
Listing NGR: TQ5625168352
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Source: English Heritage
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