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Maidstone (District Authority)
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TQ 88186 57448



1/265 Church of St. Giles 26.4.68. GV II Parish church. First half C11, C13 and C15, restored 1879-80 by Clarke. Flint with stone dressings and plain tile roof. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel, north chapel, north aisle. West tower : C13. 2 stages, slightly broadened to base, with moulded string beneath battlements. 2-light cusped belfry openings with hoodmoulds. Each face has one lancet (north and south blocked)towards top of lower stage. Uncusped 2-light hollow-chamfered window with hoodmould. Plain-chamfered 2-centred arched west doorway. Nave: first half C11, with later alterations. Plinthless. Broad restored lancet-type window to west of porch, small double-splayed round-arched window to right of porch, and tall 2-light C15 window in older blocked opening towards east end. South porch: possibly C14, repaired later. Timber-framed, weatherboarded, on flint plinth. Durns forming outer doorway. Plain, slender, 2 slightly octagonal crown post on small square base. Small plain inner door with 2-centred arched head, and deep stoup to east. Chancel: probably C13, plinthless, but narrower than nave. Two C15 windows of 2 cinquefoiled lights with hoodmoulds. Single lancet between them. Restored C15 east window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with tracery above. North chapel: C13, with one original lancet. Other C19 windows in C13 style. North aisle: One north lancet and one C15 cinquefoiled 2-Light window with hood- mould. C19 west window. Interior: Structure: 3-bay nave arcade of pointed arches with plain narrow chamfer. Rectangular piers, 2 with rolll moulding, 2 with plain impsots. Similar 2-bay chancel arcade with plain imposts. Broad C19 chancel arch. Lower C13 two- centred tower arch with broad plain chamfer with no imposts or piers. Blocked 4-centred arched opening in west wall of north chapel, to south side, possibly connected with a rood loft. Crown-post roof to north chapel, probably C15. Fittings: stone font built against east pier of central bay of nave arcade, said to be Cll. Aumbry in south wall of chancel, with shouldered head, adjacent to round- arched, hollow-chamfered piscina. Deep window seat to C15 south- east widnow, adjacent to piscina, possibly served as sedilia. Plain rectangular piscina in south wall of north chapel. C13 chest with trefoiled arcading, fragments of late C14 stained glass in east window, north chapel lancet and south-west chancel window. Fragment of Medieval screen with slender attached shafts and 4 cusped panels with ogee-moulded muntins. C17 communion table. C17 carved hexagonal pulpit with backboard. 2 early C19 boards beneath tower, with Creed, and Lord's Prayer. Monuments: Fragment of stone coffin lid set vertically in base of north wall of north chapel; tapering stone with plain raised stone cross. (J. Newman, Buildings of England Series, North East and East Kent, 1969).

Listing NGR: TQ8818657448


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Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1969)


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: 30 Jun 2001
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