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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: 1356217



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

County: Kent

District: Shepway

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Postling

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 175634

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3/57 Church of St. 29.12.66 Mary and St. Radegund


Parish church. Late C11 or C12, C13 and C19. Restored 1896-7. Roughly coursed stone and flint rubble with stone dressings. Plain tile roofs. Shingled spire. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel. West tower: C13. No stages, no plinth. Integral pilaster buttresses to west. Stone eaves band. Splay-footed spire. Two C19 lancets to north and two to south of belfry. Small rectangular louvred opening towards top of west face. Small louvred lancet lower down to west and another to south. Moulded pointed- arched west doorway. Nave: south elevation: late C11 or C12. Roughly coursed flint with trends of herringbone stone-work. No plinth. One C19 lancet. One C15 two-light window with cusped ogee-headed lights, squared head and hoodmould. South porch: 1825. Roughcast, with gabled plain-tile roof. Round-headed outer doorway with datestone G.S. Inner doorway C.W. 1825 pointed-arched and chamfered with broach stops. Chancel: late C11 or C12, extended later (probably in C13). No plinth. North-east and south-east angle buttresses. Two C19 trefoil-headed south lancets. C19 three-light pointed-arched east window with hoodmould. 2 restored north lancets of uneven size. Nave: north elevation: one buttress. Broad hollow-chamfered lancet towards east. Small round-headed central window. C19 lancet towards west. Interior: structure: chancel arch with late C11 or C12 nicked and chamfered imposts and imprinted enrichment; arch pointed and chamfered, rebuilt in C13. No tower arch. Moulded rere-arches to north nave lancets. Roof: crown-post roof to nave with four moulded octagonal crown-posts on moulded tie-beams. Sous-laces, ashlar-pieces and moulded cornice. Similar roof to chancel, but with renewed crown-posts. Fittings: piscina towards east end of south wall of chancel with renewed trefoiled head. Very small trefoil-headed opening in north wall opposite. Pointed-arched opening to east end of south wall of nave. Chamfered segmental-headed opening to north- west end of chancel. Font with deep rectangular tapering stone bowl on five shafts with bell bases. Stumps of moulded, coloured beams on stone corbels; north and south ends of rood beam towards east end of nave, and south end of a beam half way down chancel. Chamfered, uncoloured stump, also on corbel, about ½ metres to east of last beam. Small dedication stone to north wall of chancel giving date (14th August) but not year; a rare survival. Decoration: fragments of C12 wall-painting to south-west corner of nave; frieze of zig-zag bands with stylized flowers to angles, and key exposed above. Further fragment, probably C17, superimposed on west wall. (J. Newman, B.O.E. Series, North-east and East Kent, 1983.)

Listing NGR: TR1460239032

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983)

National Grid Reference: TR 14545 39092


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