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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Aylesford, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3041 / 51°18'14"N

Longitude: 0.4796 / 0°28'46"E

OS Eastings: 572939

OS Northings: 159032

OS Grid: TQ729590

Mapcode National: GBR PQS.235

Mapcode Global: VHJM6.8HD3

Plus Code: 9F328F3H+MR

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 25 August 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337029

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179209

Location: Aylesford, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, ME20

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Aylesford

Built-Up Area: Ditton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Aylesford St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/02/2019

TQ 7259

Church of St Peter and St Paul

(Formerly listed as Church of St Peter, CHURCH LANE (north side))


Church. C12, C13, C14, C15, restored in 1878. West tower, nave with south porch, north aisle and vestry, chancel to nave and chancel extension to north aisle. Uncoursed ragstone rubble.

Three-stage tower, C12 for first two stages with three original round-headed windows in west face and four in north face; C15 third stage with string below and string above, below crenellated and coped parapet. Pointed arch west doorway with moulded surround and boarded and ribbed door. Three window nave with south porch between first and second windows from left and with embattled octagonal stair-turret for rood-loft at right end. Decorated windows, renewed in 1878. C14 north aisle with three windows, original to left. Chancel of C15 with two windows. North chancel lower and C14 in date with two original windows, that to right blocked.

Interior: five-bay arcade between nave and north aisle. C15, with hollow chamfers, shafts and plain capitals. Tower arch of similar date. Timber-braced and trussed roofs with ashlars on wooden cornices in-nave, north aisle and chancel.

Fittings: mostly proprietary, dating from 1878. Monuments: brass with figures of knight and lady; John Cosyngton, d.1426. Tomb chest with recumbent effigies. Colour possibly original. Sir Thomas Colepeper, d.1604. Marble aedicule with arch over containing pedestal and urn flanked by figures and gadrooned sarcophagus below with reclining figure on it; Sir John Banks, d.1699, perhaps by John Nost.

Listing NGR: TQ7293959032

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