Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1070047

Date first listed: 22-Aug-1962

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Dover (District Authority)

Parish: Capel-le-Ferne

National Grid Reference: TR 25711 40018


TR 24 SE CAPEL-LE-FERNE 4/26 Church of St Mary 22.8.62 GV I Parish Church, now redundant. C12, with C13 tower and alterations. C14 screen and porch. C15 fenestration. Restored 1890. Flint with plain tiled roof. Nave, chancel, west tower and south porch. Two stage west tower with double offset angle buttresses, 2 string courses and parapet. West doorway with slight billet moulded chamfered arch. C15 fenestration throughout, with head only of C14 light in north nave with quatrefoils, and small C12 round headed lancet, also in north nave wall. Large, plain gabled C14 porch. Interior: remarkably unrestored; simple chamfered tower arch on coved abaci, and C13 roof of 3 crown posts. C 14 stone screen to chancel, with large round-headed chamfered opening high in wall (against which the rood cross was originally silhouetted), and below a 3 bay arcade with octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases and double hollow chamfered and roll moulded arches, and drip mould or carved head corbels. Four moulded corbels set above the arcade originally supported the rood screen, with extra light from the C14 window in north nave wall, only the head of which survives. Chancel, with simple treatment to screen, and roof of 3 crown posts on moulded wall plate. Fittings: large moulded corbels on east on north chancel walls, with semi-circular aumbrey on north wall. Simple chamfered sedile with depressed arch, and trefoil headed piscina with Bethersden marble angle shaft, a C13 fitting. Reveal of C12 nave window with painted foliage decoration. Fragments of medieval glass in East window. Octagonal font on hollow chamfered octagonal stem. Brass: Reset on wooden wall plaque in chancel. John Gybbis, d.1526, and Margritt his wife. Foot high figures, with shield over and 4 children below. White marble wall plaque to General Sir Charles William Dunbar Staveley, d.1896 veteran of Crimean and Chinese wars, with sarcophagus draped with battle honours and sword. (See BOE Kent II, 1983, 262).

Listing NGR: TR2532939637


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 178555

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 262

End of official listing