Church Of St Peter
- 11 Jun 2000
- Church Of St Peter, Church Lane, Aylesford, Tonbridge And Malling, Kent
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
AYLESFORD CP CHURCH LANE TQ 7259 (north side) 11/28 Church of St Peter 25.8.59
Church. C12, C13, C14, C15, restored in 1878. West tower, nave with south porch, north aisle and vestry, chancel to nave and chancel extension to north aisle. Uncoursed ragstone rubble. 3-stage tower, C12 for first two stages with 3 original round-headed windows in west face and 4 in north face; C15 third stage with string below and string above, below crenellated and coped parapet.
Pointed arch west doorway with moulded surround and boarded and ribbed door.
3-window nave with south porch between first and second windows from left and with embattled octagonal stair-turret for rood-loft at right end. Decorated windows, renewed in 1878. C14 north aisle with 3 windows, original to left.
Chancel of C15 with two windows. North chancel lower and C14 in date with two original windows, that to right blocked. Interior: 5-bay arcade between nave and north aisle. C15, with hollow chamfers, shafts and plain capitals. Tower arch of similar date. Timber-braced and trussed roofs with ashlars on wooden cornices in-nave, north aisle and chancel. Fittings: mostly proprietary, dating from 1878. Monuments: Brass with figures of knight and lady; John Cosyngton, d.1426. Tomb chest with recumbent effigies. Colour possibly original. Sir Thomas Colepeper, d.1604. Marble aedicule with arch over containing pedestal and urn flanked by figures and gadrooned sarcophagus below with reclining figure on it; Sir John Banks, d.1699, perhaps by John Nost.
Listing NGR: TQ7293959032
© Mr John Vigar. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Vigar, John
Rights Holder: Vigar, John
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