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All Saints Church, Waldershare


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All Saints Church is a redundantAnglican church in Waldershare, Kent, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building,[1] and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] The church is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Dover on the west side of the A256 road.[2][3] The North Downs Way passes through the churchyard.[3][4] The church is notable for the memorials in its chapels.[2]

Church in Kent, England
All Saints Church, Waldershare

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All Saints Church, Waldershare
Location in Kent
OS grid reference TR 298 483
Location Waldershare, Kent
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Churches Conservation Trust
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II*
Designated 11 October 1963
Architect(s) Ewan Christian (restoration)
Architectural type Church
Style Norman, Gothic
Materials Body: flint and rubble with slate roofs
Chapels: brick with tiled roofs

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The church dates from the 12th century. Mortuary chapels were added in about 1697 and in about 1712. The main part of the church was restored and virtually rebuilt in 1886 by Ewan Christian. A further restoration was carried out in 1902.[1] A lychgate was built at the entrance to the churchyard in about 1930.[4] The church was declared redundant on 1 June 1980, and was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust on 27 June 2006.[5]

The plan of the church consists of a nave with a south porch, and a chancel with a north and a south chapel. The body of the church is constructed in flint and rubble with a slate roof. The chapels are in red brick with tiled roofs.[1] The brickwork of the south chapel is in English bond and the north chapel is in Flemish bond.[4] The west wall is buttressed, and there is a bellcote on its gable.[1] In the south wall of the chancel is a Norman window.[4] The other windows in the body of the church are lancets, other than the two-light window in the north wall of the nave. The windows in the chapels date from the 15th century, and also have two lights.[1]

Inside the church is a double-chamfered chancel arch, and arches between the chancel and the chapels. The chapels have wooden barrel roofs. There is a piscina in the nave and another in the chancel, both of which are damaged. The reredos is partly painted and partly in mosaic, with a marbletriptych.[1] On the sanctuary walls are paintings by Clayton and Bell dating from about 1886.[4] Between the chancel and the chapels are 19th-century screens. In the chapels are hatchments, two in the north chapel and one in the south.[1] The windows contain Victorian stained glass.[2]

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