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St John the Baptist, Margate

(51°23′1″N, 1°22′59″E)
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Kent
now Kent
  • Toby Huitson
  • Mary Berg
21 July 2012

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Feature Sets

Margate is a coastal town about 16 miles NE of Canterbury, and the church lies of St John (also known as St John in Thanet), lies at the centre of the town. The building features a continuously aisled nave and chancel of nine bays, a NE treasury, a NW tower, and two porches. it was restored in 1875. Remains of Romanesque sculpture can be found in some of the piers.


Margate is briefly mentioned in Domesday Book in 1086 as part of the hundred of Thanet. The church was a dependant chapel of Minster in Thanet until 1275.


Interior Features


Nave arches

The fact that the arches are mostly pointed and that Gothic material is present suggests that the arcades may date to the very late 12thc.


S. Glynne, The Churches of Kent, London 1877, 35-6.