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Church of St Martin

A Grade I Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.278 / 51°16'40"N

Longitude: 1.0937 / 1°5'37"E

OS Eastings: 615864

OS Northings: 157757

OS Grid: TR158577

Mapcode National: GBR TY3.TJZ

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.X42L

Entry Name: Church of St Martin

Listing Date: 3 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441523

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Town: Canterbury

Electoral Ward/Division: Barton

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

Church of St Martin
TR 1557 NE 6/161 3.12.49
Reputed to be the oldest Parich Church in England. On the same site was a church bused by Roman Christians. This is supposed to be the church outside the city walls where, before the Conversion, Queen Bertha worshipped with her chaplin Bishop Liudhard. THe Saxon font is traditionally associated with the baptism of King Ethelbert.
The exterior is built of bands of flint, Roman brick and rubble. tiled roof and squat C14 crenellated tower. The interior contains a C7 chancel, altered in the C14, a Norman piscina and holy water stoup and a Squint. There is a memorial tablet to Sir John FInch, Speaker of the HOuse of Commons in the reign of Charles I.

Listing NGR: TR1586557758

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

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