Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 25 August 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 357242
OS Grid Reference: TQ5948456930
OS Grid Coordinates: 559484, 156930
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2892, 0.2858
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TQ 5956 IGHTHAM FEN POND ROAD
5/33 (west side)
25.8.59 Church of St Peter
Rebuilt circa 1400, with north-aisle of circa 1739. Coursed rubble stone with some
brick dressings, especially to tower. North aisle red brick, laid in English bond.
West tower nave with north and south aisles, chancel. Square-headed window with
multi-cusped cinquefoil head on north side of chancel inserted under Will of Sir
Thomas Lawne, 1373-74. Remains of 2 small round-headed Norman windows high up in the
east gable of the chancel, the only remainders of the earlier building. Interior:
3 bay nave arcades on octagonal piers. Arch-braced roof to nave with moulded
principals on embattled wall-plates. Arch-braced roof to south aisle. Chapel in
south aisle with late C14 screen to west, C15 screen to north, (formerly the Ightham
Mote pew). Early C17 boxpews. Panelling behind altar introduced, from a dismantled
early C17 pulpit. Early C15 octagonal stone pulpit. Double tier brass chandelier in
nave, 1759. Monuments. Sir Thomas Cawne, d.1374. Well preserved figure of reclining
knight in plate armour and mail, under cusped and sub-cusped arch with square hood
Sir William Selby, d.1611. Standing wall monument, with 2 reclining effigies,
Corinthian side-columns supporting a coffered arch and a top achievement. Dorothy
Selby, d.1641, by Edward Marshall. Bust in oval recess with angels at sides holding
back curtains, all topped by broken pediment. Tablet to Benjamin Harrison, the local
archaeologist, d.1921, on north wall.
Listing NGR: TQ5948156931
Source: English Heritage
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