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Maidstone (District Authority)
Chart Sutton
National Grid Reference:
TQ 80439 49414


CHART SUTTON CHURCH ROAD TQ 8049-8149 (east side) Church of 7/32 St. Michael 26.4.68 GV II

Parish church. C14, rebuilt except tower 1779-82 by Henry Holland, altered 1897-8. Tower irregular blocks of roughly coursed stone. Small blocks of evenly coursed and galletted stone to rest of church. Slate roof to nave. Plain tile roof to chancel and chapels. West tower with south porch. Broad nave, partly extending round tower. Chancel with north and south transeptal chapels. Tower: C14, with belfry partly rebuilt. Unstaged on low battered plinth with north-west and south-west angle buttresses. Brick-dressed belfry lights with segmental heads. Small chamfered rectangular light below belfry to north and south. West window of 2 ogee-headed cinquefoiled lights with sub-cusped ogival. Moulded 2-centred arched west doorway with continuous rib. South porch: C19 with angle buttresses, and 2-centred arched doorway. Nave: Late C18 altered 1897-8. South elevation: No plinth. Tooled stone eaves band, carried round gable ends. Projecting eaves with flat soffits. Three C19 windows alternating with buttresses. East end bay of south elevation retains late C18 blocked 4- centred arched doorway with quatrefoil above, both with raised tooled stone architraves. South chapel: 1897-8. Built at right-angles to chancel, with plinth and angle buttresses. 2-light window and 2-centred arched doorway to south. Chancel: 1897-8, with plinth and angle buttresses. No south windows. 1897 consecration stone. 4-light east window. North chapel: 1897-8. As south but without door. Nave: north elevation: Four C19 windows alternating with buttresses. Late C18 west lancet with raised tooled surround. Interior: structure: broad aisle-less nave. C14 tower arch with pointed arch of 3 chamfered orders and attached semi- octagonal shafts with moulded capitals and bases. C19 chancel arch and chancel arcades. Scientific king-post roof to nave. Fittings: Royal arms to south-west end of nave. 2 benefactors boards under tower. Further board under tower giving dates of destruction and rebuilding of church 1779-82. Plaque stating chancel re-opened 1898. Monuments: small marble tablet on south wall of nave to Francis Robins, d.1720, with moulded plinth on gadrooned consoles and moulded cornice with shield. Small marble tablet on north wall of nave commemorating monuments to John Smyth, d.1732, and members of Smyth family, destroyed during fire of 1779. (J. Newman, B.O.E., West Kent and The Weald, 1980).

Listing NGR: TQ8043949414


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Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, (1980)


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: 25 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/14094/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ray Hardinge . Source Historic England Archive
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