CHURCH OF ST MILDRED

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1376652

Date first listed: 11-Oct-1963

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MILDRED, COURT LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MILDRED, COURT LANE

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

County: Kent

District: Dover (District Authority)

Parish: Preston

National Grid Reference: TR 24391 60404

Details

TR 26 SW PRESTON COURT LANE

(South Side) 1/175 Church of 11.10.63 St. Mildred

GV I

Parish Church. Early C13, remodelled and extended C14. Restored 1857 by William White. Flint and rubble stone with plain tiled roof. Chancel and north chapel, nave and aisles, west tower and north porch. Two stage west tower with C19 pyramidal cap; lancets, and angle roll western doorway. Two C14 3 light dormer windows in nave roof to north and south. Two-light cusped ogee-headed windows in aisles, blocked at insertion of dormers (1857). Ogee headed and cusped lancets in south aisle and chancel. C19 lancets in chancel, C14 chapel, separately roofed, with 3 light Y-traceried east window and trefoil-headed lights with ogee-trefoil tracery. C19 north porch with saw-tooth moulded doorway. Interior: tower arch with simple chamfer on abaci, north arcade of 3 bays, with simple chamfered arches. South arcade of C14 date, double chamfered arches dying into tall square piers with stop chamfered edges. Roof of 3 crown-posts. Early C13 chancel arch slightly chamfered on moulded and undercut abaci. Shafted reveal to C19 lancets. North chapel, with C13 arch to north aisle, but C14 in form, double chamfered arch on round responds to chancel, restored trussed rafter roof, with door and chamfered recess at north west corner. Fireplace in north-east of chapel a remnant of its use as schoolroom. Shouldered piscine in chapel, simple, shelved piscina in chancel, and trecusped ogee-headed piscina in south aisle. Stained glass. C14 fragments in window heads in chapel, oak and vine leaves. Royal Arms over tower arch. Dated 1709. Monument: Henry Waddal, d.1729. White marble wall plaque in chancel with wreath over and standing on a base with cartouche. Parochial Library: in south aisle a cupboard with door of 2 raised and fielded panels, painted with inscription: Dr. Bray's Parochial Library Dr. Bray (1656-1730) was For the use of the Vicars of Preston. founder of the S.P.C.K. in 1710. The library was 1 of only 10 in Kent, and the only one to survive in the Parish's hands (41 of original 67 books). See Arch. Cant. 99, 1983. (See BOE Kent II 1983 418).

Listing NGR: TR2468360650

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 178206

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 418
'Archaeologia Cantiana' in Archaeologia Cantiana, , Vol. 99, (1983)

End of official listing