We use cookies to improve your experience, some are essential for the operation of this site.

St Nicholas, Leeds, Kent

(51°14′58″N, 0°36′49″E)
TQ 825 533
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Kent
now Kent
  • Toby Huitson
  • Mary Berg
15 October 2012

Please use this link to cite this page - https://www.crsbi.ac.uk/view-item?i=1425.

Find out how to cite the CRSBI website here.

Feature Sets

Leeds is a village 5 miles E of Maidstone. The church of St Nicholas, mainly built of ragstone with tufa, has an aisled nave, a chancel with chapels, and a low but massive square W tower. The only Romanesque surviving sculpture is in the W tower arch.


A church is mentioned in Domesday Book in 'Esledes', and Odo of Bayeux was the tenant in chief.


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

It is interesting that the tower is very large (S. Glynn describes it as 'perhaps unrivalled in size'), but the sculpture is minimal almost to the point of being non-existent.


S. Glynne, The Churches of Kent, London 1877, 84-5.