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Plaxtol Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plaxtol, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2594 / 51°15'33"N

Longitude: 0.2945 / 0°17'40"E

OS Eastings: 560195

OS Northings: 153640

OS Grid: TQ601536

Mapcode National: GBR MN8.WTN

Mapcode Global: VHHPV.2L1W

Plus Code: 9F32775V+QQ

Entry Name: Plaxtol Church

Listing Date: 3 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357329

Location: Plaxtol, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Plaxtol

Built-Up Area: Plaxtol

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Plaxtol

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Plaxtol Church


No dedication. Church. Built 1649, restored 1852, chancel and transepts 1894.
Coursed, galletted rubble stone nave and tower on stone plinth. Two-stage tower,
crenellated with sole remaining unrestored 1649 window to west. Four-bay nave with gable south porch; C19 gable-parapet and kneelers. North and south transepts with 3-light windows, south transept with semi-basement entrance. Boarded and ribbed door, dripmould over. Three-light west window. Corner buttresses round east end, that to north-east on north transeptal chapel arched allowing walkway through.

INTERIOR. Original rectangular 6-bay church visible inside. Pointed tower arch. Hammer-beam roof resting on tripled octagonal stone wall-shafts. King posts over. Wooden tie-beam truss roofs in transepts. Raised chancel with barrel-vault supported by carved brackets on imposts. Marble reredos containing 3 wooden relief of the Last Supper, probably Flemish C15. Later relief panel of the parting of the Red Sea in south transept. C17 pulpit, panelled with introduced figure reliefs. Pair of Rococo brass chandeliers, dated 1785. Monument to Thomas Dalyson, d.1741, in the form of a Baroque cartouche.

Listing NGR: TQ6019553640

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