CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1069356
Date first listed:
24-Jan-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, TUNSTALL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, TUNSTALL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Kent
District:
Swale (District Authority)
Parish:
Tunstall
National Grid Reference:
TQ 89590 61899

Details

TQ 86 SE TUNSTALL TUNSTALL ROAD (west side)

5/58 Church of St. John The Baptist 24.1.67

GV I

Parish Church. C13 chancel, C14 nave, chapel C15, extended 1655, restored 1848-56 by R.C. Hussey. Knapped and coursed flint some brick and plain tiled roofs. Chancel, south-east chapel, nave and aisles, west tower, south porch. Exterior: C14 west doorway, with roll- mould and double hollow chamfer, and crocketed ogee hood. South aisle with diagonal buttresses, cornice and parapet and C19 decorated-style windows. C14 door with strap hinges and 2 grilles; doorway with roll and billet moulding and attached shafts in south porch. South east chapel of flint and rubble, extended 1 bay east in brick, with brick parapet and repairs to buttresses. Two 3-light C15 windows, 1 C17 4 light Perpendicular survival window (i.e. uncusped). Restored 5-light east window, originally of c. 1510 Chancel north wall with 3 lancet windows. North aisle with plinth string course blocked chamfered doorway, and 3 C-19 windows. Interior: tower arch and 4 bay nave arcade with double hollow chamfer and octagonal piers, wooden tunnel roofs, plastered in aisles. Wide channel arch on corbels. Double chamfered arches without responds from chancel and south aisle to south chapel and roll and hollow- chamfered four-centred arch from chancel to chapel and remains of one lancet in chancel wouth wall. Panelled and bossed chancel roof. Fittings: C13 double piscina in chancel with solid cusped heads and chamfered pier, and C15 piscina with fernleaf spandrels in south chapel. Monuments: in the south east (or Hales') chapel. Sir James Crowmer d. 1613, fragments re-erected 1935, an armoured knight and his lady kneeling with 3 daughters, obelisks left and right, deaths heads and achievement over. Late medieval alabaster tomb chest, with 5 panels with shields. Sir Edward Hales, d. 1654, signed W. Sweet and M. Miles 1655. Recumbent knight in white marble resting on his arm, on black and white marble sarcophagus with achievements and inscription on parchment rolls, with cornice, and helm and gaunt- lets over. Chancel south wall, monument to Robert Cheke d. 1647, black and white marble. Doric columns on plinth support frieze and broken segmental pediments and frame semi-circular niche with half-bust of man holding book with hand on heart. To east of it white marble monument to Rev. Edward Mores, d. 1740, a bewigged divine in keyed niche with open pediment over. Wall plaque in south aisle to John and Catherine Grove, d. 1755 and 1758, a white plaque on scrolled base with medallion and frieze and floral cornice over with draped urn on plinth. Brasses: Ralph Wulf d. 1525 (17 in), a priest; a lady, probably Dame-Francis Crowmer, d. 1597 (18 in). Hanging rood: in chancel given by artist Martin Travers 1968. Glass: mid C19, the east window by Ward and Nixon 1850. Victorian Royal Arms over north door, 4 lozenge achievements in south chapel. (See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 480-481, and also church guide).

Listing NGR: TQ8946161825

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
176192
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 480-481
'Church of St John the Baptist Guide' in Church of St John the Baptist Guide, ()

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 20 May 2002
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