CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1236562

Date first listed: 25-Aug-1959

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, THE SQUARE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, THE SQUARE

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

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)

Parish: Wrotham

National Grid Reference: TQ 61183 59189

Details

TQ6059-6159 WROTHAM C.P. THE SQUARE 7/36 (east side) 25.8.59 Church of St George GV I

Church. Early C14 with C15 west tower; chancel restored 1860-61 by Newman and Billing, tower restored by R Wheeler, 1876. Random rubble, plain tiled roofs. Angle buttresses to tower, which has crenellated parapet and north-east turret. Passage through it north-south on ground-floor with 3-bay rib-vault, originally to allow processions to circle the church without descending into the road to the west of the church ('The Square'). Nave with gabled aisles and chancel with east window inserted 1958, reputedly from St Alban, Wood Street, City of London, Gothic survival of 1633-34. All other windows renewed. Low south porch with arched entrance and vaulted interior. Parvis chamber above. Interior. North aisle of 4 bays, south aisle of 3 bays, these respaced; both with circular arcade piers and double chamfered arches. Similar chancel arch. 2 bay chancel. Font. C13, stone, octagonal, 2 shallow sunk arches on each face. Pulpit. 1861. Stone, with marble shafts, supported on group of angels. Rood screen. C15. Wood with triple square-headed lights. Piscina. Cinquefoiled ogee-arch and hood-mould on ball flowers. Identical piscina in south aisle. Reredos in South Aisle, Ninian Campen, 1907. Benefactions boards under tower, C18 with fern-leaf surround. Wall-painting in chancel. Monuments. Brasses. Thomas Nysell, d.1498; John Burgoyn, c.1500; Thomas Pekham, d.1512; Reynold Pekham, d.1525; Hames Pekham, d.1532; William Clarke, d.1611; Elizabeth Crispe, d.1615. Wall Monuments. Robert Rychens, d.1588. Black marble slab showing kneeling family, set in alabaster framework. Nicholas Miller, erected 1661. Black tablet with bust in open pediment over. Lucretia Betenson d.c.1760. Bust in relief on draped roundel in concave surround. Perhaps by Nicholas Read, (R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors, 1660-1851).

Listing NGR: TQ6118359189

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 427588

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gunnis, R, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, (1953)

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