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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 85 SW 251
Type of record:Listed Building


Grade II* listed building. Main construction periods 1067 to 1899Church comprising a late 11th century or 12th century nave and a 15th century west tower. The west porch was added during the late 19th century. Other 19th century features included the north vestry. A restoration of 1879 also involved construction of the present chancel. The church is constructed of stone with a plain tile roof.

Grid Reference:TQ 84001 52494
Map Sheet:TQ85SW

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1067 AD to 2050 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II*) 1060942: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

Full description

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Description from record TQ 85 SW 15:
[TQ 8399 5250] St. Margaret's Church [TU] (1) The church of St. Margaret, Broomfield has a chancel and nave of the 13th century and tower of the 14th century. The church was restored in 1879-82 when the vestry and west porch were added. (2) St. Margaret's Church. At present in use for divine worship. (3) Parish Church of St. Margaret, Lower Broomfield Road. Grade II* Late 11th or 12th century and 15th century restored 1879. (For full description see list) (4-5)

The following text is from the original listed building designation:
BROOMFIELD LOWER BROOMFIELD TQ 85 SW ROAD (east side) 2/13 Church of 26.4.68 St. Margaret GV II*
Parish Church. Late C11 or C12, and C15, restored 1879 by G.M. Hill, Roughly coursed stone with plain tile roof. West porch, west tower, nave, and chancel with north vestry. West porch: late C19. Stone. Frieze of leaded lights on either side, with diamond wood mullions. Broad pointed-arched wood architrave with hollow spandrels to ribbed door. Cusped barge- boards. Moulded C15 two-centred-arched stone inner doorway with trefoiled spandrels and partly renewed squared moulded hoodmould. West tower: C15. Two stages, on moulded stone plinth, with battlements above moulded string. Trefoil- headed louvres with squared hoodmoulds to each side of belfry. Small 2-light west window with trefoil-headed lights, cavetto mullions and squared hoodmould. Nave: late C11 or C12. South elevation of uncoursed stone, plinthless, with 2 buttresses and two C19 trefoil-headed lights. Chancel: 1879, of coursed galletted stone. Plinthless. C19 windows. 2 rainwater heads dated 1879. Re-set plaque above east window: "This chancel was rebuilt by Mrs Susanna Meredith of Leeds Abbey Anno Domini MDCCXLIX". North vestry: C19. Gabled, with trefoil-headed lights and hollow-chamfered east doorway. Nave: north elevation: roughly coursed stone. Plinthless, with one buttress. Chamfered, rebated lancet towards east end with short narrow blocked round-headed window beside it to west. 2-light C15 window towards centre, with cinquefoil-headed lights, cavetto mullions and squared moulded hood-mould. Small blocked ogee- headed window towards west, head formed from 2 blocks of stone. Interior: Structure: aisleless nave. C15 chancel arch with casement mouldings and one short attached shaft either side with moulded capital and base. Similar tower arch. Broad pointed-arched recess with low cill on either side of nave towards east end. Roof: 2 tall moulded crown-posts to nave, probably medieval, on moulded medieval tie-beams with later brattishing. Ashlar pieces. C19 crown-post roof to chancel. [J. Newman, Buildings of England Series, West Kent and The Weald, 1980] Listing NGR: TQ8385552452 (7)

<1> OS 6" 1961 (OS Card Reference). SKE48369.

<2> MHLG (Hollingbourne Rd) 2153/11/A Nov 1960 13 (OS Card Reference). SKE47051.

<3> F1 ASP 24-Nov-61 (OS Card Reference). SKE42267.

<4> DOE (HHR) Borough of Maidstone Kent 18 December 1985 9 (OS Card Reference). SKE39924.

<5> Bldgs of Eng-WestKent and the Weald 1980 195 (J Newman) (OS Card Reference). SKE38177.

<6> Field report for monument TQ 85 SW 15 - November, 1961 (Bibliographic reference). SKE4492.

<7> English Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest (Map). SKE16160.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: MHLG (Hollingbourne Rd) 2153/11/A Nov 1960 13.
<3>OS Card Reference: F1 ASP 24-Nov-61.
<4>OS Card Reference: DOE (HHR) Borough of Maidstone Kent 18 December 1985 9.
<5>OS Card Reference: Bldgs of Eng-WestKent and the Weald 1980 195 (J Newman).
<6>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 85 SW 15 - November, 1961.
<7>XYMap: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. [Mapped feature: #27773 Church, ]