Church of St Peter, Whitfield
Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 23 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 178526
OS Grid Reference: TR3107145886
OS Grid Coordinates: 631071, 145886
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1655, 1.3037
Location: Church Whitfield Road, Whitfield, Kent CT16 3HZ
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TR 34 NW WHITFIELD CHURCH WHITFIELD
Church of St. Peter
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,
Listing NGR: TR3107145886
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