St Benedict's Church, Paddlesworth
|St Benedict's Church, Paddlesworth|
St Benedict's Church, Paddlesworth, from the northwest
|OS grid reference||TQ 684 621|
|Website||Churches Conservation Trust|
|Heritage designation||Grade II*|
|Designated||25 August 1959|
St Benedict's Church is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Paddlesworth, Kent, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The church stands on the Pilgrims' Way, about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Snodland.
The church dates from the early part of the 12th century, and was modified during the following century. It closed as a church in 1678, and was then used for some 250 years for non-religious purposes. It is located by a farm, and was used as a farm building. The church was restored in the early 20th century, and again later in the century.
St Benedict's is constructed in ragstone rubble, and has a tiled roof. Its plan is simple, consisting of two cells, a nave and a chancel. The windows and doors are round-headed. The interior is plain, and it contains a gallery added in the 19th century. Also in the nave is a cast iron candelabrum dating from the late 17th century.
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- List of places of worship in Tonbridge and Malling
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