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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Leybourne

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
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

Locality: Leybourne
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME19 5HE

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Listing Text

TQ 65 NE
(west side)
Church of St Peter and
25.8.59 St Paul

- II*

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

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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