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Statutory Address:

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Swale (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 93424 64035


TQ 96 SW TONGE CHURCH ROAD (east side)

2/176 Church of St.Giles

24.1.67 I

Parish church. C12 and C14, restored C17/C16 and 1893 (£150). Flint, with red brick buttresses and chancel and plain tiled roofs. Nave and aisles, south tower and south porch. Nave and aisles under one roof. West door with triple hollow chamfered surround, and large C14 3 light west window with intersecting and cusped tracery; brick corner buttresses. C19 timber framed porch, with roll moulded and chamfered south doorway. South tower with twice offset corner buttresses with rectangular external vice to south west and single lancet lights. North aisle with 3 brick buttresses, jambs of blocked north doorway, and 3 gabled C19 dormer windows. Chancel west bay with single lancet to south, and blocked 2 bay arcade to north, the eastern bays rebuilt with red brick on medieval flint and ragstone base, with C17 2 light mullioned brick windows, and C19 east traceried window. Interior: C12 nave north arcade, 4 bays with unmoulded round arches, with 2 square and 1 round pier, the latter with spurred base and scalloped capital;south arcade with blocked round arch to west, and 2 chamfered and pointed C13 arches and square pier. Large buttress separates the arcade from the tower arch with C14 double chamfered arch on moulded octagonal corbels. Nave with roof of 3 crown posts beam ends on corbels to south. Tower with blocked eastern arch. Chancel arch a C19 copy of the tower arch. Chancel with part exposed jambs of blocked arcading. Fittings: early C16 rood screen of 5 bays with cusped panels, and cusped tracery with crenellated and sloping transoms and attached shafts with crenellated caps. Seven sided C17 pulpit with incised lozenge decoration and 2 attached wrought iron candle brackets. Box pews. Fragmentary C14 St.Christopher scene painted on north wall of nave (See B.O.E.Kent II, 1983, 479-80).

Listing NGR: TQ9343863589


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Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 479-480


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: 04 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12550/08
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