St Mary's Church, Burham

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St Mary's Church, Burham
St Mary's Church, Burham, from the southeast
St Mary's Church, Burham is located in Kent
St Mary's Church, Burham
St Mary's Church, Burham
Location in Kent
Coordinates: 51°19′53″N 0°27′45″E / 51.3313°N 0.4626°E / 51.3313; 0.4626
OS grid reference TQ 717 620
Location Burham, Kent
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Churches Conservation Trust
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 25 August 1959
Architectural type Church
Style Norman, Gothic
Materials Ragstone rubble
Tiled roofs

St Mary's Church is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Burham, Kent, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building,[1] and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] The church stands to the west of the village, on the Pilgrims' Way, overlooking the River Medway.[2][3][4]


The church originated in the 12th century, with additions and alterations up to the 15th century.[1] It served a village that later became deserted as the population moved away to higher ground. North and south aisles were added to the church, but have since been demolished.[2] The church was restored in 1956.[1]


St Mary's is constructed in ragstone rubble and has tiled roofs. Its plan consists of a nave with a south porch, a chancel, and a west tower. The tower is in three stages and has a battlemented parapet. To its south west is an octagonal stair turret. In the north wall of the nave are three windows, and on the south are two windows and a porch. The blocked arcade between the former north aisle and nave is visible on the exterior of the church.[1] Inside the church are two Norman fonts.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Church of St Mary the Virgin, Burham (1070523)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 9 February 2014 
  2. ^ a b c d St Mary's Church, Burham, Kent, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 28 March 2011 
  3. ^ Burham, St Mary's Church, Britain Express, retrieved 28 March 2011 
  4. ^ Burham, Britain Express, retrieved 28 March 2011 

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