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© Mr Brian Didmon

IoE Number: 177667
Location: ST MARY'S CHURCH, STRAND STREET (south side)
  SANDWICH, DOVER, KENT
Photographer: Mr Brian Didmon
Date Photographed: 04 March 2003
Date listed: 19 May 1950
Date of last amendment: 19 May 1950
Grade A

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5275STRAND STREET(South Side)St Mary's ChurchTR 3258 1/4719.5.50.

1. 5275 STRAND STREET (South Side) St Mary's Church TR 3258 1/47 19.5.50. A 2. According to tradition, a convent was founded here by Domneva, cousin to King Egbert of Kent, 664-673, but was destroyed in a Danish invasion and rebuilt by Queen Emma, wife of King Canute. Nothing remains from these times except a few sections of walling beneath the present floor. The Norman church which took its place was considerably altered during the C13, C14 and C15 and greatly damaged by an earthquake in 1579. The central tower finally fell in 1668 bringing down the greater part of the fabric with it. It was reconstructed using the outer walls and a new arcade upon the north side in timber upon the old foundations supports the enormous timber trusses, reminiscent of the churches of the Low Countries, and a plaque dated 1671 records the fact. There is a fine mid C18 reredos and altar rails. There are several memorials of note.

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