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Maidstone (District Authority)
Broomfield and Kingswood
National Grid Reference:
TQ 84001 52495


BROOMFIELD LOWER BROOMFIELD TQ 85 SW ROAD (east side) 2/13 Church of 26.4.68 St. Margaret GV II*

Parish Church. Late C11 or C12, and C15, restored 1879 by G.M. Hill, Roughly coursed stone with plain tile roof. West porch, west tower, nave, and chancel with north vestry. West porch: late C19. Stone. Frieze of leaded lights on either side, with diamond wood mullions. Broad pointed-arched wood architrave with hollow spandrels to ribbed door. Cusped barge- boards. Moulded C15 two-centred-arched stone inner doorway with trefoiled spandrels and partly renewed squared moulded hoodmould. West tower: C15. Two stages, on moulded stone plinth, with battlements above moulded string. Trefoil- headed louvres with squared hoodmoulds to each side of belfry. Small 2-light west window with trefoil-headed lights, cavetto mullions and squared hoodmould. Nave: late C11 or C12. South elevation of uncoursed stone, plinthless, with 2 buttresses and two C19 trefoil-headed lights. Chancel: 1879, of coursed galletted stone. Plinthless. C19 windows. 2 rainwater heads dated 1879. Re-set plaque above east window: "This chancel was rebuilt by Mrs Susanna Meredith of Leeds Abbey Anno Domini MDCCXLIX". North vestry: C19. Gabled, with trefoil-headed lights and hollow-chamfered east doorway. Nave: north elevation: roughly coursed stone. Plinthless, with one buttress. Chamfered, rebated lancet towards east end with short narrow blocked round-headed window beside it to west. 2-light C15 window towards centre, with cinquefoil-headed lights, cavetto mullions and squared moulded hood-mould. Small blocked ogee- headed window towards west, head formed from 2 blocks of stone. Interior: Structure: aisleless nave. C15 chancel arch with casement mouldings and one short attached shaft either side with moulded capital and base. Similar tower arch. Broad pointed-arched recess with low cill on either side of nave towards east end. Roof: 2 tall moulded crown-posts to nave, probably medieval, on moulded medieval tie-beams with later brattishing. Ashlar pieces. C19 crown-post roof to chancel. [J. Newman, Buildings of England Series, West Kent and The Weald, 1980]

Listing NGR: TQ8385552452


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Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, (1980)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 07 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/13025/14
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