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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: PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

List entry Number: 1225056

Location

PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, MILL STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
KentMaidstoneDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-Jul-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 173439

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History

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Details

MAIDSTONE 883/6/70 MILL STREET (West side) 30.07.1951 Parish Church of All Saints

GV I

Begun in 1395 by Archbishop Courtenay as a Collegiate church and continued by Archbishop Arundel in 1396-1398, Perpendicular. Built of Kentish ragstone ashlar. Stone buttresses and crenellated parapet. South-west tower. The spire was struck by lightning in 1730 and never rebuilt. Six bay nave with clerestory and north and south aisles. Wooden roofs by Pearson 1886. The south chapel was originally the Chapel of the Fraternity of Corpus Christi. Credence and sedilia of four seats incorporating the monument of the 1st master of the college. Stalls with mediaeval misericords. Early 17th Century font. Monuments to Arcnbishop Courtenay d.1396, John Wotton d.l417 with a mediaeval wall painting at the back of the tower, Sir John Astley d, 1639 and John Davy d, 1631. This is considered to be the grandest Perpendicular church in Kent. Gateway & Wall to Palace Gardens, Wall to north-west of Archbishop's Palace, The Archbishop's Palace, Wall to east of Archbishop's Palace, The Dungeons at the Archbishop's Palace, The Gate House at the Archbishop's Palace, The Len Bridge, The Tithe Barn, Parish Church of All Saints, Wall to north & west of All Saints Church, The College Gateway, The College Tower, The College, The Master's Tower, Cutbush Almshouses and the Ruined Gateway form a group



Listing NGR: TQ7599855415

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National Grid Reference: TQ 75998 55415

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