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PETO MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 2.5 METRES SOUTH OF THE CHANCEL OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST PETER

List Entry Summary

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

Name: PETO MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 2.5 METRES SOUTH OF THE CHANCEL OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST PETER

List entry Number: 1254446

Location

PETO MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 2.5 METRES SOUTH OF THE CHANCEL OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST PETER, OLD CHURCH ROAD

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

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Pembury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 437943

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History

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Details

TQ 64 SW PEMBURY OLD CHURCH ROAD

5/400 Peto monument approx 2.5m south of the chancel of the Old Church of St Peter GV II

Monument. Dated 1889 in memory of Sir Samuel Morton Peto in 1889. Sandstone ashlar. Double grave surrounded by low area walls and moulded coping and large upright double headstone with curvilinear shaped double head. Both heads have low relief carved panels, the left one featuring mourning figures in classical robes and the right one featuring angels with the legend "He is risen". Decorative frieze below and below that 2 plaques, both with guttae below. Scrolled wings both sides. The inscriptions in Roman serif upper and lower case lettering and records the deaths of Sir Samuel Morton Peto in 1889 and his widow Sarah Ainsworth in 1892.

Sir Samuel Morton Peto, was a prominent Non-conformist and, as an M.P., was responsible for the passing of an Act to allow Non-conformist ministers to bury anyone in a churchyard and, it is said, he was the first person to be buried under this Act.

Source Mary Standen. Pembury in the Past (1984), p.22.

Listing NGR: TQ6268442960

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Standen, M, Pembury in the Past, (1984), 22

National Grid Reference: TQ 62608 42965

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