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Church of St Dunstan

A Grade I Listed Building in Cranbrook, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0973 / 51°5'50"N

Longitude: 0.5363 / 0°32'10"E

OS Eastings: 577689

OS Northings: 136170

OS Grid: TQ776361

Mapcode National: GBR PTC.4DT

Mapcode Global: FRA D607.2RG

Plus Code: 9F323GWP+WG

Entry Name: Church of St Dunstan

Listing Date: 20 June 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1099931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 168891

Location: Cranbrook and Sissinghurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst

Built-Up Area: Cranbrook

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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TQ 7736

CARRIERS ROAD (east side)
Church of St Dunstan


Parish Church. Late C13, C14, late C15, early C16, restored c1863 by William Slater and Ewan Christian. Dressed stone with plain tiled roofs, all hidden by crenellated parapets except chancel. West tower, nave with north and south aisles, south porch, north and south transeptal chapels and chancel.

Exterior: three-stage tower with crenellated parapet and south east octagonal stair turret. Stepped angle buttresses. Two-light cusped belfry openings under label moulds with two-centred arched openings on second stage and large C15 window above pointed arched west doorway heavily inset. Six bay nave and aisles all with large late C15 or early C16 windows, some quite heavily renewed. Two bay transeptal chapels, little more than extensions eastwards of aisles. Chancel of three bays with higher pitch to roof. Clock on south wall of town, c1700 with C20 figure of time (original in Town Museum), in open swan-neck pediment topping cartouche.

Interior: C15 tower arch. Six bay arcades, with compound plans of four shafts and four double waves, wide three-centred arches matching carrying clerestory with four-centred arched windows. Vertical shafts flanking clerestory windows terminate below in demi-angles over pairs of arcade and as demi-angles on roof corbels. Crown-post nave roof with cusped arches in tympana. C14 chancel arch.

Fittings: four wooden roof bosses, ('Green Men'), c1300. Early C15 altar rails. C18 pulpit, with sounding board, now a table. Font of 1852 in perpendicular. Also total immersion font of 1725 by south porch.

Glass: one window in north aisle with complete early C16 glazing. North and south chancel windows by O'Connor, c1858-59. Three windows in south aisle by C.E Kempe, 1902.

Monuments: brass of merchant c1520. Marble standing monument, for the Roberts family, 1740 by Joseph Pickford. Broker pediment and drops of oak-leaves. Baker family 1736. Obelisk. Thomas Webster, R.A d.1886 by Sir Wiliiam Hamo Thornycroft, 1889. Marble relief of recumbent artist.

Listing NGR: TQ7769036166

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