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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1070154



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

County: Kent

District: Dover

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Preston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Oct-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Nov-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 178212

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2/181 Elmstone Church 11.10.63 (dedication unknown)


Parish church. C12, remodelled and extended early C14, restored externally 1878 and generally 1900. Flint with plain tiled roof. Chancel, nave and north aisle, north-west tower and south porch. Two cell Romanesque church, small round headed lights on nave south and chancel north walls. Ogee headed lancets, paired ogee headed lights in north aisle. Restored 3 light Y- traceried west window, and east window. Buttresses to tower, chancel and north aisle. Interior: 3 bay north arcade, with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases. Westernmost arch (to tower) pinched, and repeated in north aisle. Nave and chancel with one (C19) roof. Lean-to aisle roof. Chancel stepped in, no chancel arch. Fittings: small square piscina in north aisle and piscina/water stoup by south door. Bench and reading desk in chancel, fashioned from late medieval bench ends with simple poppyheads. Font, C12 or C13, with Bethersden marble bowl, round at top, made square at base by anvil-shaped corner piers. Base of 5 simple shafts. All other fittings C19. Monuments: Robert Jaques, d.1671, a gentleman of Luton. Standing wall monument on white and black marble bench- like base. Voluted urn-shaped side pieces and bay-leaf pattern frieze with segmental pediment and draped cartouche. White marble inscription plaque with gold acanthus surround. Topped by portrait bust, antique-styled drapery. (See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 313).

Listing NGR: TR2614960284

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 313

National Grid Reference: TR 26149 60284


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