CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1085815
Date first listed:
01-Jun-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARET, DARENTH HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARET, DARENTH HILL

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

County:
Kent
District:
Dartford (District Authority)
Parish:
Darenth
National Grid Reference:
TQ 56081 71274

Details

1. 5274 DARENTH DARENTH HILL (south side)

Church of St Margaret TQ 57 SE 4/1 1.6.67

I

2. C10, C12, C13 and C14. Built of flint with stone dressings. Tiled roof. South-west flint tower with stone dressings. Pyramidal spire. This Church is reckoned to be the third oldest in Kent, and the sixth oldest in the United Kingdom. Chancel, Nave with south aisle, tower at the west end of the aisle, vestry at the west end of the nave and north porch. The nave is late C10 or early C11 and has a double splayed window over the north doorway with an outer splay of Roman tiles. The east bay of the chancel or sanctuary is early C12, is 2 storeys and between its stone vault and the roof is a priest's chamber which is now inaccessible. The chancel is also Norman and retains the arcade of a south chapel with square many-scalloped capitals and pointed arches. The south-west tower is C13 the aisle is C15 and the vestry and porch modern. Norman font of circa 1140. C18 square pulpit with a bowed front and early C18 altar rails of twisted balusters.

Listing NGR: TQ5584471471

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
172635
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 16 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/14919/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ron Garvey. Source Historic England Archive
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