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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Bishopsbourne, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2308 / 51°13'50"N

Longitude: 1.1323 / 1°7'56"E

OS Eastings: 618775

OS Northings: 152617

OS Grid: TR187526

Mapcode National: GBR TYQ.R38

Mapcode Global: VHLGV.KBYB

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 January 1967

Last Amended: 14 March 1980

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171007

Location: Bishopsbourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT4

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Civil Parish: Bishopsbourne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(west side)

Church of St Mary
(formerly listed under
Park Lane)
TR 1852 21/152 30.1.67


Knapped flint with tile roof, weathervane to tower. Chancel with north and
south chapels (now the vestry and the family pew of Bourne Park respectively)
and nave with aisles. The chancel, nave and aisles are C13, the north and
south chapels and the tower C15. C15 choir stalls.
The Reverend Richard Hooker, author of 'Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity'
and rector of Bishopsbourne from 1595-1600 is buried and has a memorial here.
Attractive early C19 memorial plaque to John McDivitt, 1839. Stained glass
some original glass in the chancel, also glass by Burne-Jones, and of the mid
C16. Boarded wagon roofs by Scott, 1871. Carved tombstones in churchyard
with cherubs and skulls.

Listing NGR: TR1877952615

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