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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II Listed Building in Wichling, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2689 / 51°16'7"N

Longitude: 0.7445 / 0°44'40"E

OS Eastings: 591551

OS Northings: 155768

OS Grid: TQ915557

Mapcode National: GBR RV5.925

Mapcode Global: VHKJZ.VCGM

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 26 April 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060969

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173997

Location: Wichling, Maidstone, Kent, ME9

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Wichling

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 95 NW (west side)

2/259 Church of St. Margaret
Parish church. C12, C14 and C15, restored 1882-3 by Clarke.
Nave flint, north wall incorporating a few lumps of tufa. Chancel
flint rubble with small amounts of thin red brick or tile
interspersed. Plain tiled roof. Wood shingles to spire of tower.
Nave, chancel, and north tower at west end of chancel. Nave:
plinthless and gabled, with diagonal buttresses. C14 west window
and restored C14 south window. North wall has one C14
window. C19 chimney stack towards east end. C19 timber-framed
south porch on stone-dressed flint plinth. Small blocked
C12 north doorway of 3 orders, with roll to central order. 3
scalloped capitals each side, with ringed base to central one.
Chancel: lower roof than nave, but aligned. Stone-coped
flint plinth to east end. Two C15 south windows. C19 east
window in a C15 style. West tower: 2 stages on a short plinth,
with shingled broach spire. 4 small hipped lucarnes with scalloped
louvres. C19 lancet-type windows except north window of lower
stage which incorporates a, probably re-used,Medieval trefoiled
head. Interior: not inspected. J. Newman ( Buildings of England
Series, North East and East Kent, 1969) notes C14 chancel arch
and rare late C12 lead font with repeating leaf decoration.

Listing NGR: TQ9143354924

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