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Swale (District Authority)
Lynsted with Kingsdown
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TQ 94264 60878



2/88 Church of St Peter and St Paul 24.1.67 GV I

Parish church. C14 with C13 features and chancel rebuilt C16. Restored C19. Flint and plain tiled roof and shingle spire. Nave and aisles, chancel and north and south chapels, north west tower, south porch and south east attached vault. North west tower of 4 stages with triple offset diagonal buttresses. Upper stages weatherboarded, with broach spire. C19 fenestration except south chapel east window with restored cusped 'Y'-tracery, and chancel east window. C16 uncusped Perpendicular of 15 lights and north chapel east window C15 three-light Perpendicular. East end of chancel originally stood by itself as exposed quoins and discontinuous plinth of 2 chapels indicate. North chapel with C16 fenestration, in east bay, added to earlier west bay, north aisle with C14 and C15 traceried lights and projecting square external vice, and blocked north doorway, round headed oncushion capitals. Interior: 3 bay double chamfered arcade on octagonal piers, north and south, of different C14 and C15 dates (one arch built 1481 - dated by bequest to its building). Blocked arch to tower at north west end. Roof of 3 crown-posts, the westernmost resting on the hood of the west window. Roof of 4 crown-posts in south aisle, lean-to in north aisle and chamfered doors with stairs to rood loft. Double chamfered chancel arch and chancel with 2 bay arcades to chapels, to north chamfered arches with large square pier, to south double hollow-chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Roof of 3 crown-posts in south chapel. Fittings: C19 stone screen in chancel to north chapel and C19 screen to south chapel and south aisle. C19 reredos. Brass chandelier dated 1686. Brasses: Elizabeth Roper, d.1567, 2 foot figure; John Worley, d.1621, 2 foot figures. Monuments: in the south, or Roper chapel. Sir John Roper, 1st Baron Teynham, d.1618, painted alabaster with stiff recumbent knight with his Lady on a marble sarcophagus . A son and 2 daughters kneel on a panel to rear in coffered niche with architectural surround, with Corinthian capitals, dentil cornice, obelisks and cartouche. Lord Christopher Roper, d.1622. Signed E. Evesham Me fecit.

One of Epiphanius Evesham's major monuments. Plaster figures of reclining and dying knight draped with his ermine cloak, with his kneeling and mourning wife behind him. He lies on a sarcophagus with central inscription flanked by carved panels of 2 sons, their backs turned to their hounds and hawks, and 5 daughters and grand- daughters. Over the whole, an alabaster architectural surround on Corinthian capitals with pinnacles and scrolled and pedimented cartouche. North chapel, or Huggeson chapel: Catherine Drurye (née Finche) d.1601. Alabaster hanging monument with kneeling couple facing each other, children behind, with bracketted base. Corinthian capitals, cornice and scrolled cartouche. John Huggeson d.1634, kneeling figures on coved base, Corinthan columns, broken segmental pediment with segmental pediment thrusting through it. Josiah Huggeson, d.1639. Black plaque draped as in a stage setting, with broken segmental pediment on Corinthian capitals. James Huggeson, d.1646. Recumbent man and wife on bolection moulded sarcophagus. Moulded standing around figures. Rudolph Weckerlin, d.1667, black draped wall plaque, with putti on bracketted base and broken segmental pediment on Corinthian capitals. Anne Delaune, d.1719, white marble plaque on scrolled base withcartouche. Martha Huggeson, d.1753, white marble tablet with putti and cornice on Ionic columns with urns and cartouche William Huggeson, d.1774, white wall plaque on foliated base and surmounted by obelisk. (See B.O.E., Kent II, 1983, 3778).

Listing NGR: TQ9428760808


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Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 3778


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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