TQ5446 : St Mary's Church in Leigh, Kent

taken 15 years ago, near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

St Mary's Church in Leigh, Kent
St Mary's Church in Leigh, Kent
St Mary's Church in Leigh, Kent.
Church of St Mary, Leigh

Dating from the C13th, the tower is C15th.The church was majorly restored in the 1860s. Most of the stained glass windows are C19th.
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link

St Mary's church, Leigh

Grade II* listed.

The church consists of a west tower of four stages dating from the 15th century, although only 9 feet of the tower was originally built and a timber Belfry was erected. It was finished in the 19th century. There is a 13th century tower arch, and a separate turret with spiral staircase. The tower has six bells.
There was originally a gallery in the tower which was removed in the 19th century.
The nave has a three bay arcade to the south aisle, the north wall dates from the early 16th century following a fire in which the north aisle was destroyed. The remains of a 13th century pillar can still be seen with the original red stencilling.
The chancel has a 14th century three Bay arcade to the south Chapel which now contains the organ from 1879.

The church was restored in 1860 when a turret was added to the chancel, and circa 1890 when the chancel was remodelled.
The church contains several Ledger stones and a brass inscription which dates from 1407. On the north wall there is a brass from C.1580 showing an open coffin and Angel blowing a trumpet.
There is an octagonal perpendicular font with floral motifs and grotesque masks. The pulpit dates from the 17th century.
Most of the stained glass is 19th C.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 September, 2019
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5487 4661 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.8634N 0:12.9112E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5489 4661
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