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Description: Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 176385
OS Grid Reference: TQ9342464035
OS Grid Coordinates: 593424, 164035
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3425, 0.7758
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TQ 96 SW TONGE CHURCH ROAD
2/176 Church of St.Giles
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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Source: English Heritage
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