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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Egerton, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1954 / 51°11'43"N

Longitude: 0.7296 / 0°43'46"E

OS Eastings: 590815

OS Northings: 147556

OS Grid: TQ908475

Mapcode National: GBR QTL.Z52

Mapcode Global: VHKKC.L6KZ

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 180880

Location: Egerton, Ashford, Kent, TN27

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Egerton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(north-west side)
Church of St James
TQ 94 NW 10/1 14.2.67
Originally a Chapel of Ease to Charing. Built of Kentish ragstone. Chancel
with north chapel (now the vestry), nave with north aisle, south porch and
west tower in 3 stages, with an octagonal vice turret in the north-east corner
carried up to form a beacon enplacement and buttresses at the other angles
of the tower. Gargoyles. The chancel, north chapel and north aisle are C14.
The nave, south porch and west tower C15, 3 bay nave with 2 crown posts, piscina
and triple sedilia. The churchyard contains some table tombs, oval bodystones
and some C18 headstones, with skull, cherub and hourglass motifs. The church
stands in a very prominent position and is a land mark for miles around, like
the church of Great Chart marking the northern edge of the Weals.

Listing NGR: TQ9071047466

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