CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1084519
Date first listed:
20-Oct-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Lamberhurst
National Grid Reference:
TQ 68207 36580

Details

LAMBERHURST CHURCH ROAD TQ 63 NE (south side) 3/135 Church of St.Mary 20.10.54 GV I

Parish church. Chancel C12, extended C13, nave C14 and C15 tower, restored c.1870 by Ewan Christian (with Edward Hussey's interest if not involvenent). Rubble sandstone and plain tiled roofs. Chancel and nave each with south aisle, and south western tower and south porch. Each section of the church separately roofed. Nave with offset corner buttresses and 2 light and quatrefoil C14 fenestration throughout, except west window, a 5 light Perpendicular design. Two stage tower with offset corner buttresses, battlements and recessed shingled spire and south western stair turret. South porch with angle buttresses and restored square headed door surround with quatrefoil spandrel enrichment and roll moulded doorway, and anchor ties seemingly lettered A I I. Crown post roof inside porch. Chancel and chapel fenestrated as nave except for eastern lancet in north wall and reticulated chapel east window and Perpendicular style chancel east window. Interior: four bay C14 nave arcade with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers and similar tower arch and chancel and chapel arches. Crown post roofs. Later C14 three bay chancel arcade, the eastern arch set lower, and remains of an eastern C13 arch, much lower than the arcade, and part of evidence gathered at restoration of 1870s that the chancel extended further east and downslope before C14. Fittings: some C14 encaustic tiles in south chapel. Piscina and sedilia incorporated into chancel arcade. Three tier pulpit, dated 1630, with tester and with unusually rich arcaded enrichment, the lower tiers made up C19 from old and reproduction panelling. Royal Arms of Queen Anne over south door, originally the top of an C18 reredos, enriched with urns and putti in clouds. Series of wall monuments, the most notable a black and white aedicule to Richard Thomas d.1657, and the series of marble plaques to the Husseys in the south (Scotney) chapel, including those of Edward Hussey, d.1894 and the late Christopher Hussey, d.1970. See B.O.E. Kent, 1, 364; also V. Morland, The Church in Lamberhurst.

Listing NGR: TQ6781936707

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
169972
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Morland, W , The Church in Lamberhurst
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, (1980), 364

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06255/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Norman Wigg. Source Historic England Archive
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