Church Of St George

27 Jun 2000
Church Of St George, The Square, Wrotham, Tonbridge And Malling, Kent, TN15 7AE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TQ6059-6159 WROTHAM C.P. THE SQUARE 7/36 (east side) 25.8.59 Church of St George GV I

Church. Early C14 with C15 west tower; chancel restored 1860-61 by Newman and Billing, tower restored by R Wheeler, 1876. Random rubble, plain tiled roofs.

Angle buttresses to tower, which has crenellated parapet and north-east turret.

Passage through it north-south on ground-floor with 3-bay rib-vault, originally to allow processions to circle the church without descending into the road to the west of the church ('The Square'). Nave with gabled aisles and chancel with east window inserted 1958, reputedly from St Alban, Wood Street, City of London, Gothic survival of 1633-34. All other windows renewed. Low south porch with arched entrance and vaulted interior. Parvis chamber above. Interior. North aisle of 4 bays, south aisle of 3 bays, these respaced; both with circular arcade piers and double chamfered arches. Similar chancel arch. 2 bay chancel. Font. C13, stone, octagonal, 2 shallow sunk arches on each face. Pulpit. 1861. Stone, with marble shafts, supported on group of angels. Rood screen. C15. Wood with triple square-headed lights. Piscina. Cinquefoiled ogee-arch and hood-mould on ball flowers. Identical piscina in south aisle. Reredos in South Aisle, Ninian Campen, 1907. Benefactions boards under tower, C18 with fern-leaf surround. Wall-painting in chancel. Monuments. Brasses. Thomas Nysell, d.1498; John Burgoyn, c.1500; Thomas Pekham, d.1512; Reynold Pekham, d.1525; Hames Pekham, d.1532; William Clarke, d.1611; Elizabeth Crispe, d.1615. Wall Monuments. Robert Rychens, d.1588. Black marble slab showing kneeling family, set in alabaster framework. Nicholas Miller, erected 1661. Black tablet with bust in open pediment over. Lucretia Betenson d.c.1760. Bust in relief on draped roundel in concave surround. Perhaps by Nicholas Read, (R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors, 1660-1851).

Listing NGR: TQ6118359189


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2101 IOE Records taken by John Vigar; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Vigar. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Vigar, John

Rights Holder: Vigar, John


Rubble, Tile, Medieval Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Commemorative Brass, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Wall Monument