History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Hastingleigh, Kent

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 51.1611 / 51°9'39"N

Longitude: 1.0048 / 1°0'17"E

OS Eastings: 610197

OS Northings: 144495

OS Grid: TR101444

Mapcode National: GBR SY6.2W3

Mapcode Global: VHKKQ.C2KR

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232978

English Heritage Legacy ID: 408375

Location: Hastingleigh, Ashford, Kent, TN25

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Hastingleigh

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


5/69 Church of St. Mary


Parish Church. CII, C13 chancel and tower, C14 south aisle and porch.
Chancel, nave with south aisle, south west tower and western porch.
Flint, the upper stages of the tower rebuilt in red brick, with plain
tiled roof. Roll moulded west door with hollow moulded hood set in
C14 timber porch on flint base, with cusped bargeboard. Crown post
roof and benches within porch. Massive offset buttresses to north
nave. Heavily restored outer jambs of Chancel lancets and decorated
style nave windows (downpipe hopper dated 1879). Exposed jambs of
possible Anglo-Saxon north door, with C12 blocked round headed doorway
set within. Interior: 2 bay south arcade on octagonal piers, with
double chamfered arches, westernmost respond later in character. Identical
chancel arch. Jambs of tall, possibly Anglo-Saxon north door. Roof
of 3 crown posts. C13 double chamfered arch to south west tower, with
identical arch to south aisle (the arcade therefore a later rebuild
of original C13 aisle openings). Roof of 2 crown posts and brackets.
Chancel with 2 light ogee headed south-western window, otherwise 4
closely packed and uneven lancets to each of north and south walls,
with string course. Triple lancet east window with string course.
Roof of 4 crown posts, with extra moulded tie beam. Fittings: simple
trefoiled and deeply chamfered piscina in chancel, and aumbreys in
south and north walls. Turned baluster altar rail c. 1700, and contemporary
panelled pulpit. Some late medieval/C17 panelling reused in dividing
screens in church after 1879 removal of box pews., C15 rood screen,
with 5 bays with depressed ogee arch and 6 traceriedlights over in each
flanking bay. Simple arched piscina to south aisle. Wall paintings
in nave (within a round headed niche) and aisle (The Annunciation).
C13 grisaille glass, a complete lancet in the chancel north wall, and
2 C16 armorial windows in the south wall. Brass in nave floor, John
Halke, d, 1604, and Anne his wife (d. 1596). Simple inscription set
in marble slab with a detached hawk over (Grandparents of Dr. William
Harvey, the discoverer of circulation of blood). See B.O.E. Kent II,
1983, 346; church guide).

Listing NGR: TR0929244733

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.