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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.

Name: THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

List entry Number: 1068961

Location

THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST LEONARD, OAK WALK

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

County District District Type Parish
KentShepwayDistrict AuthorityHythe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 03-Jan-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 175160

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History

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Details

HYTHE

THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

I

Dates from circa 1100. Alterations by J L Pearson in 1880s. Built of Kentish ragstone with Caen stone window dressings. The interior has a 4 bay nave and North and South aisles with Cl3 and c14 pillars. Clerestory. Chancel arch. North and South transepts. The tower was added in 1751 and the South Transept is also c18. The Ambulatory built circa 1220 AD houses a neatly stacked collection of 1200 skulls and 8000 thigh bones of the C13 and c14. It is thought that these were exhumed from the graveyard in order to make more space for the plague victims of the C14 and C15.

Listing NGR: TR1615234913

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National Grid Reference: TR 16149 34915

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