CHURCH OF ST MARTIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1242166
Date first listed:
03-Dec-1949
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARTIN, ST MARTIN'S HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARTIN, ST MARTIN'S HILL

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

County:
Kent
District:
Canterbury (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TR 15864 57757

Details

944 ST MARTIN'S HILL Church of St Martin TR 1557 NE 6/161 3.12.49 I Reputed to be the oldest Parich Church in England. On the same site was a church bused by Roman Christians. This is supposed to be the church outside the city walls where, before the Conversion, Queen Bertha worshipped with her chaplin Bishop Liudhard. THe Saxon font is traditionally associated with the baptism of King Ethelbert. The exterior is built of bands of flint, Roman brick and rubble. tiled roof and squat C14 crenellated tower. The interior contains a C7 chancel, altered in the C14, a Norman piscina and holy water stoup and a Squint. There is a memorial tablet to Sir John FInch, Speaker of the HOuse of Commons in the reign of Charles I.

Listing NGR: TR1586557758

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
441523
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.

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Date: 03 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/10109/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Martin Poole. Source Historic England Archive
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