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Church of Saint Botolph, Eynsford

Description: Church of Saint Botolph

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 411973

OS Grid Reference: TQ5299264436
OS Grid Coordinates: 552992, 164436
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3584, 0.1960

Location: Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA

Locality: Eynsford
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: DA4 0JA

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Listing Text

TQ 56 SW 5/63 1.6.67 Church of St Botolph

Possibly of Norman origin. Visible evidence of C14, C16 and C18. Built of
knapped flint with a strip of red brick along the top. Slate roof. Nave and
lower chancel possibly Norman altered in early C14. Decorated 2 and 3 light
windows, the east window reticulated. Early C16 north chapel of brick and stone
dressings. Large early C18 stuccoed south porch and west bell turret by
Percyvall Hart who died in 1738. Interior has fine C18 plaster ceilings,
window surrounds and chancel arch decorated with alternate mitres and crowns. Fine
late perpendicular rood screen with pomegranite of Aragon and rebus of Sir John Pec
C18 balustrade, pulpit, benches and black and white marble pavement. C14, C16
and C18 glass by W Peckitt of York. Fine monuments to Sir John Peche (died 1922)
a standing wall monument to Sir Percyvall Hart (died 1581). Sir George Hart
(died 1587), Percyvall Hart (died 1738) with fine rococo Gothic arcading and
Anne Dyke (died 1763) a hanging monument in the manner of Sir Henry Cheeres.
The church to Lullingstone Castle.

Listing NGR: TQ5301664385

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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