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

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254446
Date first listed:
24-Aug-1990
Statutory Address:
PETO MONUMENT APPROXIMATELY 2.5 METRES SOUTH OF THE CHANCEL OF THE OLD CHURCH OF ST PETER, OLD CHURCH ROAD

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Location

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

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

County:
Kent
District:
Tunbridge Wells (District Authority)
Parish:
Pembury
National Grid Reference:
TQ 62608 42965

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
437943
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

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Date: 25 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/11182/17
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