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Shepway (District Authority)
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TR 18264 37369


TR 13 NE NEWINGTON THE STREET (East Side) 4/49 Church of St. 29.12.66 Nicholas


Parish church. Late C11 or C12 and C13, with late C18 or early C19 alterations. Uncoursed stone rubble with ashlared dressings. North porch stone with red brick cornice to sides, buff brick with ashlared stone dressings to front. Plain tile roofs. Shingled bell turret with leaded roof. Nave, incorporating west bell turret. Chancel with north chapel. North aisle, narrower than chapel incorporating vestry to west. North porch. Nave: late C11 or C12. Round-headed doorway to west gable end, with small voussoirs and no imposts. Lower part of west section of south wall thickened. 4 south windows; one trefoil-headed light above east end of thickened section, one segmental-headed window of 3 cinquefoil-headed lights with hoodmould, one square-headed window of 2 cinquefoil-headed lights with hoodmould and one C19 or C20 light. Blocked round-headed south doorway. Bell turret: late C18 or early C19 rectangular turret rising from west end of nave, with louvred pointed-arched belfry light to each face and leaded ogee spirelet with weathervane. Chancel: C13. Two restored trefoil-headed lights to south, 2 rendered east lancets. North chapel: C13. Gabled, with 2 north buttresses. C14 three-light east window with cusped intersecting tracery. 2 small north lancets. Blocked lancet to west gable. North aisle: C13 or C14. Vestry C19. Lean-to. Wall thickened towards west end. Small round-headed lancet to each side of porch. Vestry window of two chamfered round-headed lights with grilles. Porch: late C18 or early C19. Bargeboards. Narrow lightly-fluted stone plat band across gable. Pointed-arched brick outer doorway with double doors panelled at base, half-glazed above. Stone inner doorway with chamfered pointed arch and double doors each with 3 fielded panels. Interior: Structure: 3-bay nave arcade of unchamfered pointed arches springing from chamfered imposts. Lower, narrower restored arch to east end of arcade, probably associated with rood-loft stairs. Round-headed chancel arch with chamfered imposts. Arch between chancel and north chapel similar to nave arcade. Roof: nave roof 1958 in 7 cants. Chancel roof ribbed and panelled in 6 cants. Chapel roof plastered in 5 uneven cants. Fittings: hagioscope between chapel and chancel, trefoil-headed to chapel side, and with rectangular aumbry beside it to chancel. Hexagonal pulpit with base of linenfold panelling and and crocketted upper panels possibly re-used from C15 screen. Circular font on five stone shafts with ring-moulded bases, outer 4 shafts of scallop-shell plan. Monuments: On south wall of nave (probably removed from chancel floor):- half brass of a woman, circa 1480?; brass to Richard Ryege, d.1522, and 3 wives. On south wall of chancel; brass to priest John Clerk, d.1501, and brass to Thomas Chylton, d.1501, with wife and 3 children. Brass on chapel floor to Henry Brockman, d.1630; armoured man with wife, 7 children, shields and border. Plain brass on north wall of chapel to Helen Strout and children, all d.1628. Black and white marble tablet on south wall of chancel to James Brockman, d.1767, by J.F. Moore. Fluted side pilasters with classical enrichment; concave- shouldered frieze surmounted by sarcophagus and boat. Stone tablet on west wall of chapel to Christophar Petty, d.1668, with coat of arms. Marble tablet on south wall of chapel, to W. Brockman, d.1741; rectangular, with moulded edges and moulded cornice surmounted by arms and achievements. Latin inscription. Plain rectangular tablet below giving English translation. (J. Newman, B.O.E. Series, North East and East Kent, 1983).

Listing NGR: TR1830137501


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Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Feb 2004
Reference: IOE01/10873/27
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