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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Worth

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 October 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 429260

OS Grid Reference: TR3368456111
OS Grid Coordinates: 633684, 156111
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2562, 1.3477

Location: The Street, Worth, Kent CT14 0DF

Locality: Worth
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT14 0DF

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Listing Text

TR 35 NW (South side)

1/163 Church of St.
Peter and
11.10.63 St. Paul


Parish Church. C12 origin, remodelled C13 and C19. Restored 1888 by
James Brooks. Flint and rubble with ragstone chancel. Plain tiled roof
and shingled spire. Chancel with north and south chapels, nave with south
aisle, west tower and north porch. West tower 2 bays wide with central
offset buttress. Two renewed C12 lancets. Shingle spire overhanging
timber tower. Hollow moulded C13 west doorway. Large gabled dormer over
south aisle. C19 fenestration throughout, except 2 trecusped ogee headed
lights in north chapel. Timber glazed north porch, the north doorway within
renewed C12 with attached shafts and roll moulding, the whole looking as if
re-set here from elsewhere. Interior: reveals of west lancets C12. The
thickness of the walling at the south-west and of the nave and the large
round pier here remain from an original square, west tower removed 1888.
Nave roof structure, C19 barrel vault, stops 1 bay short of west wall with
intrusive frame for belfry. South arcade of 5 simple pointed arches on
crudely capitalled round piers. Two bay chamfered arcade to north chapel
on octagonal piers. C19 chancel arch and chancel. Fittings: C19 chancel
encaustic tiles and painted marble reredos. Trecusped piscina in south
aisle. C16 octagonal font with alternating shields and roses, taken from
Eastry church. C18 round vase shaped font on bulbous stem. Arms of George
III on north nave wall. Originally a chapel of Eastry. (See BOE Kent II
1983, 504).

Listing NGR: TR3376156191

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Source: English Heritage

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