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Folkestone and Hythe (District Authority)
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TR 05407 31351



3/82 Church of St. Peter and 9.6.59 St. Paul


Parish church. C13, C14 and C15, restored circa 1845. Stone, with plain tile roofs. West tower, continuous nave and chancel, continuous south aisle and chapel and continuous, broader, north aisle and chapel, chapels stopping short of east end. North and south porches: West tower: C15. Three stages on moulded plinth. Angle buttresses. Battlements above moulded gargoyled string. North-east stair turret, slightly taller, and battlemented. Belfry windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights, square-topped, with hoodmoulds. Single trefoil-headed light with square top and hoodmould to each side of middle stage. Pointed arched west window with rendered C19 intersecting tracery and C15 hoodmould. 2-centred arched moulded west doorway in square-topped architrave with casement moulding. Single shaft either side with bell capital and moulded base as springing for quatrefoiled spandrels. Moulded hoodmould with head to label stop. South aisle and chapel: aisle C14, chapel probably C14 on C13 site. Plinthless, with south-west and south-east angle buttresses and 2 south buttresses. Gabled. Small cusped ogee light with hoodmould to west. 3 south windows with C19 tracery in medieval styles. 3-light east window with cavetto mullions and possibly only the tracery renewed in C19. South porch: C19 with moulded 2-centred arched outer doorway. Inner doorway moulded, 2-centred arched with roll-and-fillet hoodmould and outward-turning scrolls. Chancel: C13. North-east and south-east angle buttresses. Gabled, with ridge lower than that of nave. Hollow-chamfered south lancet and 2 hollow-chamfered north lancets. Four-light C19 east window with trefoil- headed lights and sexfoils. North aisle and chapel: aisle C14, chapel probably C14 on a C13 site. Gabled, with north-east and north-west angle buttresses and 2 north buttresses. 3-light C19 east window with intersecting tracery. Four C19 north windows in a C14 style, that towards east within a medieval architrave. C19 west window. North porch: very broad, plain-tiled, with broad pointed-arched vault. No gate. Inner doorway moulded, pointed arched, with roll-and-fillet hoodmould and outward-turning scrolls. Projecting stone stoup to west of doorway. Interior: structure: 4-bay C14 nave arcade to north and south, stopping about 5 feet short of west end; pointed arches of 2 chamfered orders springing from octagonal columns with moulded capitals and bases. Chancel arcade of single broad pointed chamfered arch to north and south springing from rectangular piers with nicked hollow-chamfered imposts and roll stops. Broad pointed chancel arch, bevelled, with roll stop, possibly C13. Tall C15 tower arch with 3 orders of hollow chamfers, that to centre springing from single attached column to either side with moulded capital and base. Pointed-arched doorway to tower stairs with hollow chamfer and broach stops. Rounded rood-loft stair arches squinted between east ends of north and south aisles and west end of chancel. Roof: 4 octagonal crown posts to nave with moulded capitals and bases on cambered double-chamfered tie-beams. Sous-laces, ashlar-pieces and moulded cornice. C19 boarding to chancel. North aisle and north chapel with common rafters, sous-laces, ashlar-pieces, moulded cornice and 4 moulded tie-beams. South aisle and chapel similar. Fittings: piscina in south wall of chancel with cinquefoiled ogee head and sexfoiled drain. Similar piscina to south chapel with plain drain. Projecting stone stoup to north chapel. C15 octagonal font on 2 octagonal stone steps, with buttressed stem and bowl with shields and roses. Fragmentary C15 screens between north and south aisles and chancels. C19 stall on south side of chancel with 3 bays of blind tracery, the outer 2 incorporating medieval work. Raised C18 panels bearing Creed, Decalogue and Lord's Prayer now serving as screen at west end of south aisle. Late C18 Benefactors' Board over south door. (J. Newman, Buildings of England Series, West Kent and the Weald, 1980).

Listing NGR: TR0569530377


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Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, (1980)


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: 22 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15036/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derrick Chiverrell. Source Historic England Archive
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