CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1071962
Date first listed:
25-Aug-1959
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, FEN POND ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, FEN POND ROAD

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)
Parish:
Ightham
National Grid Reference:
TQ 59484 56930

Details

TQ 5956 IGHTHAM FEN POND ROAD 5/33 (west side)

25.8.59 Church of St Peter GV I

Rebuilt circa 1400, with north-aisle of circa 1739. Coursed rubble stone with some brick dressings, especially to tower. North aisle red brick, laid in English bond. West tower nave with north and south aisles, chancel. Square-headed window with multi-cusped cinquefoil head on north side of chancel inserted under Will of Sir Thomas Lawne, 1373-74. Remains of 2 small round-headed Norman windows high up in the east gable of the chancel, the only remainders of the earlier building. Interior: 3 bay nave arcades on octagonal piers. Arch-braced roof to nave with moulded principals on embattled wall-plates. Arch-braced roof to south aisle. Chapel in south aisle with late C14 screen to west, C15 screen to north, (formerly the Ightham Mote pew). Early C17 boxpews. Panelling behind altar introduced, from a dismantled early C17 pulpit. Early C15 octagonal stone pulpit. Double tier brass chandelier in nave, 1759. Monuments. Sir Thomas Cawne, d.1374. Well preserved figure of reclining knight in plate armour and mail, under cusped and sub-cusped arch with square hood Sir William Selby, d.1611. Standing wall monument, with 2 reclining effigies, Corinthian side-columns supporting a coffered arch and a top achievement. Dorothy Selby, d.1641, by Edward Marshall. Bust in oval recess with angels at sides holding back curtains, all topped by broken pediment. Tablet to Benjamin Harrison, the local archaeologist, d.1921, on north wall.

Listing NGR: TQ5948156931

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
357242
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 15 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/05942/01
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