Church of St Pancras, Shepherdswell with Coldred
Description: Church of St Pancras
Date Listed: 22 August 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 178623
OS Grid Reference: TR2744047594
OS Grid Coordinates: 627440, 147594
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1823, 1.2530
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There is also a scheduled monument, Ringwork and Bailey at Coldred Court, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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TR 24 NE SHEPERDSWELL & COLDRED CHURCH ROAD
2/94 Church of St.
Parish Church. Saxon, altered Cll, with some C14 and Ci5 fenestration.
South porch of 1890. Restored 1866, 1890 and 1923. Chancel south and
east walls and nave north wall rendered, elsewhere built of coursed flint,
sometimes laid herring-bone fashion. Banded tiled roof. Chancel and nave
with north vestry, south porch and western bellcote. Saxon evidence
includes single splayed windows with heads moulded from single stone in
west wall, with small roundel over, and nave and chancel north walls, and
flint quoins, in part replaced by ashlar blocks. Two C14 window nave and
C15 2 light chancel south wall. C19 decorated style east window. South
porch dated 1890, arcaded wooden structure on flint base, with simple
chamfered C14 doorway, (with original door?) with fragment of earlier
zig-zag moulding over. North vestry of 1890, with double lancet, chimney
and reset medieval dedication cross. West bell turret originally C14,
rebuilt early C20. Interior: nave with roof of 3 simple crown posts;
chancel with C19 trussed rafter roof. Curious rectangular opening above
north door into vestry. Chancel stepped in, no arch. East window reveal
with chamfered elliptical head and brought all way down to floor, with
inserted C19 window. Fittings: aumbrey in nave north wall, otherwise all
C19, with simple twisted baluster altar rail with fleur-de-lys brackets,
2 cast iron lamp brackets and 2 wrought iron candle brackets in chancel,
bench piers, pulpit and octagonal font, all C19. C14 bell in chancel
removed 1939 from bellcote. Brass inscription on chancel south wall to
William Fyntch, Gent. d.1615. Monument to Edward Pettit, Vicar of
Sheperdswell and Coldred (a combined living from 1584 to 1910). Oval
wall plaque within bolection moulded panel with broken pediment and
cartouche over, and winged death's head and cartouches on apron. The only
other dedication to St. Pancras in Kent of 6 in the whole country) is in
the very early Saxon Church of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury. Coldred
Church stands within an earthwork of indeterminate, but possibly Roman
date. (See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 277-8).
Listing NGR: TR2736947546
Source: English Heritage
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