Church Of St Peter

3 Sep 2002
Church Of St Peter, Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst, Maidstone, Kent, ME7 3JZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1/116 Church of St. Peter 26.4.68 II

Parish Church. Norman and C13,heavily restored in 1866. Flint with stone dressings and plain-tile roof. Nave and south porch 1866 in Early English style. Chancel Norman with projecting C13 south aisle, both restored in 1866. Nave has double bell-cote on roof at east end. South Porch with wooden screen on flint base with cusped, low-sweeping bargeboards and arched doorhead with small moulded crown-post on crenellated beam above. South aisle of chancel gabled. 3 single lancets, repaired externally; one in west end, 2 in south wall. Pair of lancets in east wall.

C19 buttresses. Chancel roof lower and less steeply pitched than that of aisle, and lower than that of nave. Triple lancet in east end, restored externally. 4 single lancets in north wall; 3 aligned and unrestored, one presumably older much smaller and restored, at lower level between west two. Interior: 2-bay south arcade to chancel has single circular central chalk pier with roll moulding to top and arches of 2 orders with plain chamfers springing from corbels on the plain end piers. North lancet in east wall of south chapel has an original corbelled impost with traces of waterleaf decoration. Stepped base, topped with a roll, of capital between north and south lancets.

Roof of C19 scissor-braced construction with collars, ashlar- pieces, projecting moulded sole-plates and cornice. Fragment of wall-painting above lancets in east end of south aisle and along south wall of south aisle traces of foliated frieze in red ochre with vertical lines below, possibly the start of a key.

Listing NGR: TQ7973162234


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Photographer: Royall, Peter D.

Rights Holder: Royall, Peter D.


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