TQ5639 : St Paul's Church, Rusthall

taken 7 years ago, near to Langton Green, Kent, Great Britain

St Paul's Church, Rusthall
St Paul's Church, Rusthall
This church, dating to 1850, is a Grade II listed building.
Church of St Paul, Rusthall
St Paul's Church was built in 1849 on the edge of Rusthall Common by William Nevill, 4th Earl of Abergavenny as part of his Nevill Park Estate. The church was designed by Henry Isaac Stevens. The building was financed by Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge because he was aware of Stevens' work in his native Derbyshire and wished to support him. Another architect, a local man named N. E. Stevens (no relation), was also involved in the design.
The church was built in a 13th-century (Early English Gothic) style as part of the Gothic revival movement. It was built out of local sandstone in a cruciform layout with a flat-roofed tower and belfry. It was then expanded in 1865 with an extra aisle and pews added and connected to the nave with a pointed arcade. In 1913 it was expanded again with a narthex porch added on the west side of the church.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link

Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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TQ5639, 611 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 July, 2010
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Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 566 391 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.8285N 0:14.2531E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 566 392
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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