CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1343876

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1967

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, THE STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, THE STREET

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

County: Kent

District: Swale (District Authority)

Parish: Bredgar

National Grid Reference: TQ 88007 60322

Details

TQ 86 SE BREDGAR THE STREET (east side)

5/100 Church of St. John 24.1.67 The Baptist

GV I

Parish Church. C14 with C12 west door. South porch and restoration 1894. Flint with stone dressings and plain tiled roof. West tower, nave and south aisle and chancel with continuous north aisle, south porch and external vice. Exterior: 3 stage west tower on plinth with string courses, battlements, large quoins and octagonal stair turret. West doorway Romanesque in 4 orders of nail head, zig zag, roll mould, zig zag, and attached columns. Over it, C19 decorated style 2 light window, with C15 Perpendicular belfry lights, and C20 clock. South aisle with 4 C15 Perp. 2 light windows with quatrefoils over and roll and hollow chamfered drip- moulds. South door C19 in C15 doorway of 3 roll-moulded orders. External octagonal vice, and diagonal buttress at east end of south aisle, with C15 Perp. 3 light and 6 over south east window. Chancel with C19 Perp. style windows. North aisle with C15 Perp. 3 light and 6 over east window, 1 diagonal and 4 offset buttresses, and 3 C15 late Curvilinear traceried windows, of 2 lights with quatrefoils or sexfoils over. Interior: heavy tower arch with triple hollow chamfer, nave arcade of 3 octagonal moulded piers with double hollow chamfered arches, and double hollow chamfered chancel arch. Roof of 4 crown posts. South aisle with doors to external vice for rood stair. Lean to and cross-beamed roof. North aisle has roof of 4 crown posts. North and south aisles each with 1 arch to chancel,with double hollow chamfered arches. Chancel of 2 bays with crown post roof. Fittings: restored cusped piscina in chancel, and south east window responds brought down to form sedillia. Finely moulded piscina on north east aisle wall. C17 screen to tower of 2 tiers of turned balusters and low single central door. C14 octagonal font on restored base. Monuments: In the chancel north wall to Terrey Aldersey d. 1670 oval plaque with Latin inscription with bolection moulded surround on shrouded death's head, and broken swan-neck pediment with achievement. In the north aisle, wall plaque to Humphrey Clarke, also Woodchurch d. 1608. Black and white marble, with base on demi-angel with side scrolls, semi-circular headed plaque and corinthian columns supporting frieze and broken pediment with cartouche, and obelisks over. To west of this, wall plaque to Thomas Brenchley, d. 1818. Black and white plaque with cornice and obelisk over, with large urn flanked by burning torches, by Patten and Brisley of Rochester. On west wall, brass to Thomas Coly d. 1518, a clergy man holding a chalice, 19½" inches long, with Latin inscription. Fragments of C14 and C15 glass in north aisle east window, includes Man of Sorrows. Two coats of Arms on lozenge panels in north aisle, and Royal Arms of George III over south door. (See B.0.E. Kent II. 1983 pp 157-8).

Listing NGR: TQ8796460250

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 176108

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 157-8

End of official listing