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Christ Church, Graveyard and Sexton's House
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Christ Church IU, Chester Parish, Worton, Maryland
Nearest city Worton, Maryland
Built 1765
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference No. 80001822
Added to NRHP April 02, 1980

Christ Church, Graveyard and Sexton's House is an historic Episcopal church complex located at Worton, Kent County, Maryland. The church, also known as Christ Church IU, is a small brick structure, basilican in plan, with a narrower sanctuary appended. It was built in 1765 to serve as the parish church of Chester Parish which had been established that same year. It is a well-proportioned example of a small Gothic Revival structure interpreted in brick. The Sexton's house dates from the period of the earlier church and consists of two adjoining sections, one brick and one stone, both one story high with dormers.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

In 1835, the church sold part of its lands adjacent to the highway to the town's United Methodist church for its graveyard.

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