FORMER CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1086399
Date first listed:
30-Jul-1951
Statutory Address:
FORMER CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, CASTLE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE, CASTLE ROAD

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

County:
Kent
District:
Maidstone (District Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ7482157783

Details



883/8/169 CASTLE ROAD 30-JUL-51 (Northwest side) FORMER CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE (Formerly listed as: CASTLE ROAD CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE)

II A C19 rebuilding but preserving a medieval N doorway in the N face of the tower. Architects unidentified.

MATERIALS: Local sandstone rubble and ashlar with freestone dressings. Red clay tile roofs

PLAN: Nave, chancel, NW tower-porch, S transeptal projection, probably former vestry (N).

EXTERIOR: At the NE corner is a large squat, unbuttressed tower which, on its N face, incorporates a pointed medieval doorway with a moulded arch and a hood-moulded with stops. At the top of the tower are plain single-light lancets. The spire too is squat and is of the chamfer type. The E end has a pair of lancet windows with a circular, cinquefoiled window between and above them. The W window has three lancets grouped under a hood-mould. There is no distinction between the levels of the nave and chancel roofs. On the S side there is a gabled projection with a pair of lancet windows in the S wall.

INTERIOR: Not inspected. The interior has been converted into living accommodation.

HISTORY: This former church was converted to residential use c1980.

SOURCES: Newman, J., The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald (1980), 128.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The former church of St Lawrence, Allington, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * It is a picturesque, small-scale C19 rebuilding of an earlier church and which incorporates a medieval doorway in the N face of the tower. * The site has archaeological potential /sensitivity in terms of the below-ground remains of the medieval church and burials.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
173268
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: 31 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/03932/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Henry Teed. Source Historic England Archive
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