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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: 1085815



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

County: Kent

District: Dartford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Darenth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 172635

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1. 5274 DARENTH DARENTH HILL (south side)

Church of St Margaret TQ 57 SE 4/1 1.6.67


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

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National Grid Reference: TQ 56081 71274


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