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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 27 November 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 181561
OS Grid Reference: TR0238352176
OS Grid Coordinates: 602383, 152176
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2329, 0.8975
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TR 05 SW MOLASH CHURCH LANE
3/28 Church of St. Peter
Parish Church. C13 chancel, ill nave, C15 tower. Restored 1895 by
Reginald Blomfield. Flint and rubble and dressed stone quoins and
surrounds, red brick in buttresses and top storey of tower and
plain tile roof. Nave, chancel, west tower, priest's room to north
west and south porch. Two stage tower on plinth, with angle
buttresses and cornice to parapet. Round arched and double-chamfered
west doorway with C19 plank and stud door, single lights in each stage
over, and round arched brick belfry opening. Nave south wall with
4 buttresses, and 3 windows, 3 light C15 Perp. with 4 centred
arched hood mould, 2 light C14 with quatrefoil in head and ogee
cusping, 3 light C15 Perp. with 6 lights in head and 4 centre arched
hood mould. C19 porch of flint, ashlar plinth and dressings, and
barge-boarded gable. Inside a part repaired C16 plank and muntin
door and external ogee headed water stoup. Chancel south wall with
C13 plain chamfered doorway and C19 plank and stud door, single
chamfered C13 lancet window and brick and flint buttress. East
window C19 3 light C14 style, with 2 brick and flint buttresses;
north chancel with one buttress, restored lancet window and 3 light
C15 Perp. window with double hollow chamfered surrounds and Kings'
head label stops to 4 centre arched hood mould. North nave wall with
3 offset buttresses. One C14 2 light window with quatrefoil in
head and glass removed, the 3 light early C14 'Y'-traceried window
with dagger cusping, and one 2 light C15 Perp. with crown-like
tracery in head and glass removed. Projecting from nave to west
a C15 priest's room with single light C15 Perp. window and
label over, and brick chimney to right. Interior: nave west door
in ribbed pointed barrel vault below tower, with plain chamfered
doorway, and C19 plank door in hollow chamfered north-west doorway
to priest's room remnants of rood stair to east. Barrell-
trussed roof with 3 tall crown posts on large ties. Chancel
narrower and lower ceiling than nave, therefore with plastered gable
to nave. The C19 east window inserted into deeper and higher
original reveal 3 bay crown post roof. Fittings: piscina with
shouldered flat head; carved head wall barckets each side of
chancel along line of altar rails - to carry Lenten Veil .
Screen C19 from Eastwell church and cut to fit of 2½ bays each
side of central arch. C17 pulpit. Romanesque front (square) on
renewed base. Fragmentary wall paintings on nroth nave wall and
south chancel wall. Medieval glass removed for restoration at time
of inspection. Monuments: medieval stone coffin lid set before the
altar,C17 vault cover in nave, stone slab with 4large metal rings
for Chapman family, signs of lost brass. (see B.U.E. Kent,II, 396).
Listing NGR: TR0261352063
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