Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Darenth

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Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Darenth
St Margaret of Antioch
51°25′08″N 0°14′36″E / 51.4190°N 0.2433°E / 51.4190; 0.2433Coordinates: 51°25′08″N 0°14′36″E / 51.4190°N 0.2433°E / 51.4190; 0.2433
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Website [1]
Architecture
Status Grade I listed
Administration
Diocese Rochester
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd. Nicholas Williams

The Church of St Margaret of Antioch at Darenth, Kent is a church with Norman origins thought to be the third oldest in Kent and the sixth oldest in the United Kingdom.[1] It is a Grade I listed building.[1]

The chancel and nave are late 10th century or early 11th century.[1] The sanctuary is early 12th century. The church was restored twice in the 19th century, first by William Burges in 1866-68[2] and then by Ewan Christian in 1888.[3] Newman describes the church as "important, but visually rather charmless."[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The National Heritage List for England | English Heritage". List.english-heritage.org.uk. 1967-06-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  2. ^ a b Newman, p. 254
  3. ^ "St Margaret of Antioch | History". Stmargaretdarenth.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 

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