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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Bredhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3298 / 51°19'47"N

Longitude: 0.5809 / 0°34'51"E

OS Eastings: 579903

OS Northings: 162126

OS Grid: TQ799621

Mapcode National: GBR PQJ.HPV

Mapcode Global: VHJM2.0TZZ

Plus Code: 9F328HHJ+W9

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 26 April 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173623

Location: Bredhurst, Maidstone, Kent, ME7

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Bredhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: South Gillingham St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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(north side)

1/116 Church of St. Peter

Parish Church. Norman and C13,heavily restored in 1866. Flint
with stone dressings and plain-tile roof. Nave and south porch
1866 in Early English style. Chancel Norman with projecting C13
south aisle, both restored in 1866. Nave has double bell-cote
on roof at east end. South Porch with wooden screen on flint
base with cusped, low-sweeping bargeboards and arched doorhead
with small moulded crown-post on crenellated beam above. South
aisle of chancel gabled. 3 single lancets, repaired externally;
one in west end, 2 in south wall. Pair of lancets in east wall.
C19 buttresses. Chancel roof lower and less steeply pitched
than that of aisle, and lower than that of nave. Triple lancet
in east end, restored externally. 4 single lancets in north wall;
3 aligned and unrestored, one presumably older much smaller and
restored, at lower level between west two. Interior: 2-bay
south arcade to chancel has single circular central chalk pier
with roll moulding to top and arches of 2 orders with plain
chamfers springing from corbels on the plain end piers. North
lancet in east wall of south chapel has an original corbelled
impost with traces of waterleaf decoration. Stepped base,
topped with a roll, of capital between north and south lancets.
Roof of C19 scissor-braced construction with collars, ashlar-
pieces, projecting moulded sole-plates and cornice. Fragment of
wall-painting above lancets in east end of south aisle and
along south wall of south aisle traces of foliated frieze in red
ochre with vertical lines below, possibly the start of a key.

Listing NGR: TQ7973162234

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