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Church of St Peter, Bredhurst

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 173623

OS Grid Reference: TQ7990362126
OS Grid Coordinates: 579903, 162126
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3298, 0.5809

Location: Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst, Kent ME7 3JY

Locality: Bredhurst
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME7 3JY

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/116 Church of St. Peter

Parish Church. Norman and C13,heavily restored in 1866. Flint
with stone dressings and plain-tile roof. Nave and south porch
1866 in Early English style. Chancel Norman with projecting C13
south aisle, both restored in 1866. Nave has double bell-cote
on roof at east end. South Porch with wooden screen on flint
base with cusped, low-sweeping bargeboards and arched doorhead
with small moulded crown-post on crenellated beam above. South
aisle of chancel gabled. 3 single lancets, repaired externally;
one in west end, 2 in south wall. Pair of lancets in east wall.
C19 buttresses. Chancel roof lower and less steeply pitched
than that of aisle, and lower than that of nave. Triple lancet
in east end, restored externally. 4 single lancets in north wall;
3 aligned and unrestored, one presumably older much smaller and
restored, at lower level between west two. Interior: 2-bay
south arcade to chancel has single circular central chalk pier
with roll moulding to top and arches of 2 orders with plain
chamfers springing from corbels on the plain end piers. North
lancet in east wall of south chapel has an original corbelled
impost with traces of waterleaf decoration. Stepped base,
topped with a roll, of capital between north and south lancets.
Roof of C19 scissor-braced construction with collars, ashlar-
pieces, projecting moulded sole-plates and cornice. Fragment of
wall-painting above lancets in east end of south aisle and
along south wall of south aisle traces of foliated frieze in red
ochre with vertical lines below, possibly the start of a key.

Listing NGR: TQ7973162234

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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