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Elmstone Church (Dedication Unknown)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Preston, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2967 / 51°17'48"N

Longitude: 1.2425 / 1°14'33"E

OS Eastings: 626149

OS Northings: 160284

OS Grid: TR261602

Mapcode National: GBR VZF.NYY

Mapcode Global: VHLGJ.HN7S

Entry Name: Elmstone Church (Dedication Unknown)

Listing Date: 11 October 1963

Last Amended: 26 November 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178212

Location: Preston, Dover, Kent, CT3

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: Preston

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


Elmstone Church
11.10.63 (dedication


Parish church. C12, remodelled and extended early C14, restored externally
1878 and generally 1900. Flint with plain tiled roof. Chancel, nave and
north aisle, north-west tower and south porch. Two cell Romanesque church,
small round headed lights on nave south and chancel north walls. Ogee headed
lancets, paired ogee headed lights in north aisle. Restored 3 light Y-
traceried west window, and east window. Buttresses to tower, chancel and
north aisle. Interior: 3 bay north arcade, with double chamfered arches on
octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases. Westernmost arch (to tower)
pinched, and repeated in north aisle. Nave and chancel with one (C19) roof.
Lean-to aisle roof. Chancel stepped in, no chancel arch. Fittings: small
square piscina in north aisle and piscina/water stoup by south door. Bench
and reading desk in chancel, fashioned from late medieval bench ends with
simple poppyheads. Font, C12 or C13, with Bethersden marble bowl, round at
top, made square at base by anvil-shaped corner piers. Base of 5 simple
shafts. All other fittings C19. Monuments: Robert Jaques, d.1671, a
gentleman of Luton. Standing wall monument on white and black marble bench-
like base. Voluted urn-shaped side pieces and bay-leaf pattern frieze with
segmental pediment and draped cartouche. White marble inscription plaque
with gold acanthus surround. Topped by portrait bust, antique-styled drapery.
(See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 313).

Listing NGR: TR2614960284

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