Ruins of Church of St Mary, Pluckley Road, Little Chart - Ashford

Possibly C13 church with tower built around 1500. Damaged during WWII by a VI flying bomb. Now ruinous but with tower still standing to c.15m. High level stonework requires inspection, and the considerable growth of ivy and other vegetation needs controlling. The grounds are well maintained and the site is open to the public. Vegetation clearance has been discussed with the owners.

Ruins of Church of St Mary, Pluckley Road, Little Chart - Ashford
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: St Mary's Church (remains of)
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1004208
  • Local Planning Authority: Ashford
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Ruins of Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Pluckley Road
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Ashford
  • Parish: Little Chart
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ashford
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1004208 and 1329709

Contact Details

David John 01483 252036

Next steps

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