Church of St Peter and St Paul, Leybourne
Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 25 August 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 179377
OS Grid Reference: TQ6894958929
OS Grid Coordinates: 568949, 158929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3044, 0.4223
Location: Castle Way, Leybourne, Kent ME19 5HE
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LEYBOURNE CP MALLING ROAD
TQ 65 NE
Church of St Peter and
25.8.59 St Paul
Church. C12, C1533, restored 1873-77 by Sir A Blomfield. West tower, nave,
separate chancel, north aisle and chapel. Random rubble, tiled roofs. Tower:
4 stages, separated by bands, a re-casing of 1873-77. Embattled with inset
machiocolations, and prominent water-spouts at corner. 2-light neo-Norman
belfry openings, tall slits on 2 stages below and curvilinear west window.
Nave: 2 bays with one C12 window to south. Chancel: one bay. North aisle and
chapel: 3 two-light windows with square-headed surrounds. Interior: North
arcade, C14 octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches. Chancel arch, double-
chamfered, originally from north arcade. Fittings: Heart Shrine: Traditionally
that of Sir Roger de Laybourne, d.1271. Double arched recess in single arch.
2 free-standing gabled caskets with geometrical patterning. 2 wrought-iron
crowns. Monument, Louisa Brockman, d.1837, by J S Westmacott, 1866. Tablet
flanked by relief figures.
Listing NGR: TQ6858258935
Source: English Heritage
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