Church of St Mary, Patrixbourne Road, Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne - Canterbury

A fine Norman church with rare wheel window to the chancel and elaborately carved doorways on the south side. The church is suffering from the absence of rainwater goods to some roofs, cracked and disconnected rainwater goods discharging into blocked gullies and slipped roof tiles, all of which are contributing to deterioration of decorative stonework, water ingress and internal damp, including around significant monuments.

Church of St Mary, Patrixbourne Road, Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne - Canterbury
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1336572
  • Local Planning Authority: Canterbury
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Patrixbourne Road
  • Locality: Patrixbourne
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Canterbury
  • Parish: Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Canterbury
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • 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