Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Darenth

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Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Darenth
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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
LocationDarenth, Kent
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Website[1]
History
StatusGrade I listed
Architecture
Years built10th–14th centuries, with 19th-century restorations
Administration
DioceseRochester
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 Historic England. "Church of St Margaret (1085815)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b Newman, p. 254
  3. ^ "St Margaret of Antioch | History". Stmargaretdarenth.org.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2012.

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