CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1244255
Date first listed:
18-Apr-1990
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, KIPPINGTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, KIPPINGTON ROAD

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

County:
Kent
District:
Sevenoaks (District Authority)
Parish:
Sevenoaks
National Grid Reference:
TQ 52155 54596

Details

SEVENOAKS KIPPINGTON ROAD TQ 55 SW 4/157 CHURCH OF ST MARY GV II

Church. 1877-1880 by John Hooker for James Thompson in Early English Style. Built of snecked Kentish ragstone with ashlar dressings and tiled roof. Nave with aisles, lower apsidal-ended chancel, south west tower over porch and south tran- sept and organ loft and vestry and hall. Massive tower in 3 stages with corner buttresses. Lower storey has stone niche with Saint. Trefoliated-headed arch to porch with double colonnettes and double lancet with circular window above to west. 2nd stage has 2 lancets to each face. 3rd or bell stage has 2 lowered lancets with 2 sets of columns and 4 small lancets below octagonal stone crockets. Turret to east. West front of nave has 3 lancets surmounted by a rose window. South aisle has 3 lancets divided by buttresses and 6 1 cets to clere- storey. South transept has large traceried window and cross-shaped saddlestone. Apsidal-ended chancel has double lancet windows with quartrefoil above. Organ loft and vestry opposite the south transept has a similar traceried window and a doorcaae with Caernarvon arch. North aisle has 3 lancets but clerestory has 9. The hall attached to the north aisle is gabled with a traceried window to east and west and Caernarvon arched door to east and west. Interior has a 4 bay arcade with clustered columns with foliate decoration and between arches carved roundels with scenes from the Gospels. Clerestorey above with lancet windows. West end has 3 lancets surmounted by a rose window which has stained glass by Clayton & Bell. The marble font is a copy of one in Florence Cathedral. Quatrefoil-shaped bowl with putti and spiral shaped shaft with foliate base. Nearby is a decorative bronze tablet to James Thompson who endowed the church. Roof of arched braced type. Pulpit of Derbyshire alabaster with marble shafts and suspended hexagonal wooden canopy. South transept has a stained glass window by Clayton & Bell depicting Faith, Hope and Charity. Chancel has stained glass by heaton, Butler and Bayne. Painted boarded roof depicting the firmament and angels. Original pews and organ.

Listing NGR: TQ5215554596

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
449175
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: 18 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01851/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard K. Evans. Source Historic England Archive
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