Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Chislet - Canterbury

Rural church with Norman nave and tower and later C13 chancel and aisles. Cement render on both north and south sides is defective and coming away. Coursed rubble walls contain loose material particularly on south side and deterioration of quoins to south side of tower. Substantial ivy coverage to east end. Hoppers need unblocking and some guttering on north side is failing. The building has been the victim of heritage crime.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Chislet - Canterbury
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1085653
  • Local Planning Authority: Canterbury
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Canterbury
  • Parish: Chislet
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Thanet
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

David John 01483 252036

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England