This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1115733



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

County: Kent

District: Ashford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hothfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Oct-1980

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 180971

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


1. 5272 HOTHFIELD BETHERSDEN ROAD Church of St Margaret (formerly listed as Church of St Mary) TQ 94 SE 15/1 14.2.67 I 2. Built of Kentish ragstone. Chancel with north and south chapels. Nave with aisles and west tower with shingled spire. The interior has no arches separating the chancel from the nave or the chapels from the aisles. Three bay nave. The building contained mediaeval work of several periods but was badly damaged by lightning in the late C16 or early C17 and was rebuilt by Sir John Tufton, who died in 1642 and is buried in the church. The north and south chapels were added in 1876, when the whole church was restored. Credence and aumbry. Cinquefoil headed piscina and traces of sedilia. "The Lost Chord" was composed and first played on the organ here, when Sir Arthur Sullivan was a guest of Lord and Lady Hothfield. The churchyard contains some C18 stone headstones with hourglass, skull and cherub motifs, and oval bodystones.

Listing NGR: TQ9696444528

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: TQ 96964 44528


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1115733 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 15-Aug-2018 at 06:42:40.

End of official listing