Church Of St Mary

15 Jul 2002
Church Of St Mary, Norton, Swale, Kent
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1/51 Church of St. Mary 24.1.67 I

Parish church. C12 to C14. Tower repaired C18, restored and porch added 1872. Flint, in part rendered, with tufa quoins, red brick buttresses and plain tiled roof. Chancel, nave, west tower and south porch. Tower with brick buttresses, keyed brick belfry lights and battlements. Overlapping plank door with strap-hinges with veined decoration in chamfered doorways and C14 timbered porch. C14 trefoil headed lancet windows with ogee surrounds and partly restored C13 triple lancet windows with ogee doorway. Interior: Nave and chancel roofed as one with scissor braced roof. C19 cruck-type wooden chancel arch.

Reveals of blocked C13 and C12 lancets in nave and chancel.

Chancel east window with triple headed but continuous drip mould. C19 altar rail and fittings. Monuments: in Chancel, Baptist Piggot, d.1677. Grey Marble wall plaque, with scrolled and garlanded sides, on base with consoles and swags. Scrolled pediment over with cartouche. Benjamin Godfrey, d.1704 (son- in-law of Baptist Piggot) wall tablet. Urn at top with gar- lands, on plinth, with plaque below supported by weeping putti either side. Gadrooned base to plaque on coved cornice on foliated consoles. Below, the inscription on a cloth, gathered up and hung from erupting palm fronds. Later inscription to Reverend William Lushington (d.1842) on upper plaque. In the nave: Right Hon. Mary Elizabeth Lady Sondes, d.1818, by Jonathan Seward. White wall plaque, a robed woman rising through clouds to blazing sun, directed by winged angels, with Hebrew characters and various symbols - apple tree, flaming torch, bag of gold, eagle, deaths head and cornucopia.

George Finch, d.1584. White hanging monument. Gadrooned and fluted surround to inscription on coved and gadrooned base.

Corinthian columns carry frieze, modillion eaves cornice and achievement. Charles Tassel, d.1763. White and yellow wall plaque, with scrolled and garlanded sides with triple projecting cornice and base with winged head.

(See BOE Kent II 1983, 408)

Listing NGR: TQ9701860488


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