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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: DETACHED BELFRY CIRCA 1 YARD NORTH OF CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE

List entry Number: 1344151

Location

DETACHED BELFRY CIRCA 1 YARD NORTH OF CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE, HIGH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
KentShepwayDistrict AuthorityBrookland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Jun-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 175494

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History

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Details

TQ 92 NE BROOKLAND HIGH STREET (south-east side)

5/36 Detached Belfry circa 1 yard north of Church 9.6.59 of St. Augustine

GV I

Detached belfry. Late C12 or C13, altered in mid C15, late C16 and 1685, and strengthened in second quarter C20 and 1973. Timber-framed, clad with wood shingles. Late C12 or C13 square open tower enclosed in mid C15 by octagonal structure with vertical base surmounted by 3 diminishing stages, base of each overhanging top of one below. Dragon weathervane dated 1797. Ribbed door to west. Interior: 4 huge canted tapering posts set at corners of square frame or cill and formerly bearing large bell platform. Strength- ened with lattice bracing; braces halved over each other and jointed to posts with open notched-lap joints. Posts truncated in mid C15 by about 5' and surrounded by octagonal frame with open arcaded base and tapering roof. 2 further octagonal frames erected above original tower to give total of 3 stages. New bell-frame constructed above, and floor inserted within, original tower, supported on four canted posts set inside of C12/C13 posts. Further bell-frame inserted in late C16 between floor and C15 bell-frame and enlarged 1685. Tower strengthened by cross-braces. Oak shingles applied 1936 and belfry strengthened. Further bracing 1973. A rare survival. Interior only partly inspected. (K.W.E. Gravett, "Brookland Belfry", Archaeologia Cantiana Vol.LXXXIX, 1974. Anne Roper, The Church of St Augustine, Brookland, 1982 edition).

Listing NGR: TQ9896825825

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Roper, A, The Church of St Augustine Brookland, (1982)
'Archaeologia Cantiana' in Archaeologia Cantiana, , Vol. 89, (1974)

National Grid Reference: TQ 98952 25822

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