Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Monkton
Description: Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
Date Listed: 11 October 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 420934
OS Grid Reference: TR2790465254
OS Grid Coordinates: 627904, 165254
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3407, 1.2708
Location: Monkton Court, Monkton, Kent CT12 4JJ
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MONKTON MONKTON STREET
TR 26 NE
1/68 Church of St. Mary
Parish Church. Late C12, reduced in size and altered C15. Flint and
rubble in part rendered, and plain tiled roof. Chancel, nave with
north porch and west tower. Three stage west tower with lancets,
some blocked, those in upper stage with trecusped heads. Heavily eroded
west doorway with hood mould. Exposed jambs in nave north wall and 1
bay only on south wall of demolished arcading. North porch restored
C19. C15 fenestration, with 3 light east window with quatrefoiled
heads. Interior: evidence of demolished 5 bay north arcade. Roof of 4
crown posts in nave, and double rebated pointed tower arch with moulded
abaci. Pointed chamfered chancel arch on semi-circular responds with
scalloped capitals and spurred bases. Octagonal corbels (for rood beam?)
on responds (blocked rood loft door to right of chancel arch in nave).
Roof of 2 crown posts in chancel. Fitting: piscina in chancel, low in
wall, round arched head. Water stoup by nave north door. Fine iron
wall safe in nave south wall. Pulpit, early C17, pentagonal on column,
with arcaded panels, heavily enriched with arabesques, with modillion
cornice, Fleur-de-lys marquetry panels and cock's head hinge to door.
C18 octagonal marble font. Brasses: 36½ in. figure of Priest in nave,
c. 1460. Palimpsest inscription on Flemish brass dated 1503 with part
of priest's robes. Monuments: Francis Blechynden, d.1611, alabaster
wall plaque, with enriched side pieces. Thomas Denne, e.C19, wall
monument with large draped sarcophagus, signed Longley (Canterbury).
Lozenge-shaped painted coat of arms. Early C20 wall clock, heavily
ornamented surround. (See BOE Kent II, 1983, 398.)
Listing NGR: TR2845965170
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