CHURCH OF ST GILES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1072580
Date first listed:
25-Aug-1959
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GILES, STUMBLE HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GILES, STUMBLE HILL

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)
Parish:
Shipbourne
National Grid Reference:
TQ 59132 52242

Details

TQ 55 SE SHIPBOURNE STUMBLE HILL 3/21 (west side)

25.8.59 Church of St Giles GV II

Church. Fragmentary remains of C14 chapel on site after complete rebuilding 1721-22 by James Gibbs, later replaced 1879-81 by Maun and Saunders for Edward Cazalet of Fairlawne. Nave and chancel church with transepts in neo-Decorated style. Central tower. Coursed ragstone rubble with ashlar dressings. Tiled roofs. Tower. Pointed arch openings at belfry stage. Crenellated parapet to pyramidal tiled roof with weather-vane. Four corner animal gargoyles. North-east corner octagonal stair-tower. Chancel. One bay. Three-light east window, gable parapet with kneelers over. Transepts. Three-light and windows in recessed arches. Nave. Four bays. Groups of 3 single light windows. Gabled north-west porch with gable-parapet and kneelers. Columned arched entrance. Small round window in west end gable, pair of 2-light windows below. Interior. Full width arches across bays of nave with inlaid decoration above and at impost level. Similar decoration above and around chancel arch. Wooden barrel vault to nave with arved stone colonnettes supporting the ribs. Ribbed and banded brick and stone vault to crossing. Shallow chancel with more inlaid decoration, covered by boarded wooden vault. Carved reredos of Last Supper with pinnacles over. Carved pulpit with moveable legs and parapet. Carved font with marble legs. Wooden stalls with arched and pinnacled canopy across full width of west end. Monument to Christopher Vane ; 1723 and his wife, Elizabeth, d.1725 in south transept. Giant Aedicule surmounted by triangular pediment. Figures of Elizabeth to left and Christopher to right, flanking urn on pedestal. Daughter, Elizabeth below, kneeling. One arch from the medieval chapel survives, built into the interior of the north transept. A photograph, an elevation and a plan of the Gibbs church are displayed in the church.

Listing NGR: TQ5916252153

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
357409
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: 09 Dec 2006
Reference: IOE01/16043/13
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