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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whitfield, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1655 / 51°9'55"N

Longitude: 1.3037 / 1°18'13"E

OS Eastings: 631071

OS Northings: 145886

OS Grid: TR310458

Mapcode National: GBR X2D.SHZ

Mapcode Global: VHLH4.KY2W

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Location: Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16

County: Kent

District: Dover

Parish: Whitfield

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Listing Date: 23 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178526

Source ID: 1068592

Listing Text

TR 34 NW WHITFIELD CHURCH WHITFIELD
ROAD
north side
2/87
Church of St. Peter

GV II*

Church. C8 or C10. Extended C.1200. Restored 1894 by Ewan Christian.
Flint and plain tiled roofs. Nave, north aisles chancel and sanctuary,
south porch and vestry. Blocked west doorway (flint jambs visible) and
small round headed gable light, with rebated head of single block of
stone, both probably C8 features. Restored C12 lancet cuts into doorhead.
Flint jambed double-splayed window above south porch exposed remains of
arcade in south wall. Double lancet and roundel east window to north
aisle, otherwise C19 fenestration throughout. Porch,north aisle and
chancel all C19, with shingled bell turret. Interior C8 nave and chancel,
with exposed remains in south wall of C12 arcade to demolished south
aisle, with round piers. Simple tall round headed chancel arch altered
1894, with surviving round arched opening on round responds with scalloped
capitals (part of south arcade now to C19 vestry) in Saxon chancel, with
simple pointed arches to north aisle and second chancel (originally C13,
rebuilt 1894). Two bay arcade from nave to north aisle, C19 with double
chamfered arches on round pier. C19 roofs. Monuments Lucy and George
Stringer (1821 and 1839), large black and white wall monument as a neo-
classical aedicule with oval plaque and urn over; Harriett Stringer-
Latham d.1825, white wall plaque as a sarcophagus with reeded side
pieces and pediment over the C13 bell said to be oldest in Kent. The
church since 1971 has been reorganised, with centralised plan, the altar
now in north aisle, facing south, the old chancel and sanctuary now
vestry/school rooms. (See BOE Kent II 1983, 495; Church guide, 1986,
Joyce Molyneux).


Listing NGR: TR3107145886

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