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Description: Church of St Paul
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157590
OS Grid Reference: TL0432601541
OS Grid Coordinates: 504326, 201541
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7029, -0.4917
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CHIPPERFIELD THE COMMON
TL 0401 (North side)
12/63 Church of St. Paul
Church. 1837 by Thomas Talbot Bury, sanctuary N porch and NW vestry 1889.
Uncoursed flint with stone dressings to porch, vestry and sanctuary but
stucco elsewhere and steep slate roofs. An austere lancet style
cruciform church with chancel, transepts, nave, N porch and NW vestry. W
gable carried up as bell turret with cruciform coping. The liturgical
'East' is at the West end. The N transept is occupied by a large
panelled organ with a vestry under. A fine undivided interior with tall
single lancet windows (triple to E, N and S gables) with an open timber
roof with scissor-braced principals, 2 purlins, and the cross-wing
daringly open without trusses. 5 windows long nave, one window to
chancel, and one to lower and more ornate sanctury with boarded
segmental waggon ceiling and 4-light Dec style E window beyond wide arch
in 2 chamfered orders with paired corbelled jamb-shafts. Carved oak choir
stalls, octagonal stone pulpit 1911, octagonal panelled stone font with
oak cover and green marble shafts to base 1889. Organ by Wm Hill and
Sons London 1898 formerly at Belhaven Church Glasgow and erected here
1964. Polychrome stained glass windows 1863 to Rev Henry Dennis first
incumbent in N transept and similar 1872 in E side of S transept to Rev
W Vincent. Sober pine pews and York stone floor. Arcaded low wooden
screen now separates 2 eastern bays. Fine stained glass window at E 1965
by John Hayward of Christ in a radiant vesica. Lithographs in vestry
show original simple cruciform building with entrance central in E
gable, where cill shows signs of having been lowered. (Kelly(1914)90:
Listing NGR: TL0432601541
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