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Church of St George

A Grade II* Listed Building in Benenden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0649 / 51°3'53"N

Longitude: 0.5795 / 0°34'46"E

OS Eastings: 580840

OS Northings: 132670

OS Grid: TQ808326

Mapcode National: GBR PTT.3BT

Mapcode Global: FRA D639.MLV

Plus Code: 9F323H7H+XR

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 2 June 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170226

Location: Benenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Benenden

Built-Up Area: Benenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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1350-0/7/125 CHURCH OF ST GEORGE
Parish Church. C14 and C15, damaged after storm of 1672 and
restored 1676 and in 1862 by David Brandon. Built of sandstone
ashlar, south aisle of sandstone rubble with plain tiled roof.
Nave and chancel without a break, north and south chapels,
north and south aisles and north and south porches with
parvises. West tower of 3 stages. Square with stepped
buttresses, octagonal turret with spirelet to south west and
crenellated parapet. Double round-headed window to south. West
face has double round-headed window to top stage and small
rectangular window below. Pointed arched 4 light window with
cinque foiled heads and intersecting tracery. Pointed arched
door with dripmould and C19 door with decorative iron hinges.
Nave and chancel have crenellated parapet and stepped
buttresses. Four 3 light cinquefoiled windows with dripmoulds.
Large east window with 3 tiers of cinquefoil-headed lights.
North porch has round headed arch and parvise with trefoliated
lancet windows. Vaulted with 8 ribs and a salamander carving
on the boss. South porch has C19 crenellated parapet, offset
buttresses, rectangular window and pointed arched doorway.
Interior 5 bay nave with octagonal columns and arches. C19
nave roof with 2 tiers of purlins, crenellated tie beams and
C19 foliated corbels. C19 octagonal stone font. Coat of Arms
of George II over north door. C19 aisle roofs. C19 chancel
arch with angel corbels. C19 stained glass windows, octagonal
stone font and octagonal stone pulpit on marble piers. North
chapel has monument to Sir John Morris of Hempstead (d. 1750)
Admiral of the Fleet by P. Scheemakers, a marble beast with
obelisk behind, inscription tablet below and family shield and
crest. Also standing wall monument to Thomas Hallett Hodges d.
1801, an urn bearing sarcophagus in front of truncated
(Buildings of England; "West Kent and the Weald":- John Newman:

Listing NGR: TQ8084032670

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