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© Mr Malcolm McKen

IoE Number: 441648
Photographer: Mr Malcolm McKen
Date Photographed: 15 July 2002
Date listed: 29 December 1966
Date of last amendment: 29 December 1966
Grade I

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TR 13 NE PADDLESWORTH-6/170Church of St.Oswald

TR 13 NE PADDLESWORTH - 6/170 Church of St. Oswald 29.12.66 I Parish church. Cll or earlier, with C13 alterations, restored C19. Flint and stone, with stone dressings and plain tile roof. Nave, with narrower chancel. Nave: no plinth. Three buttresses to west end. Bellcote with hollow-chamfered four-centred-arched head to west opening, to gable apex. Two large round-headed west windows. Three south windows; small doubly-splayed window under eaves towards west end, with rounded head formed from a single stone. Two-light window, with pointed lights and no overall architrave. Small window under eaves towards east end, with rounded head of one apparently splayed stone, but with singly-splayed jambs. Low round-headed doorway towards west end of south elevation, with small evenly-sized stone voussoirs and chamfered abaci. Engaged, chevroned, semi-octagonal column to west jamb, with moulded semi-octagonal base, and rectangular capital with large corner volutes. East jamb has a slender plain, engaged shaft to inner and outer side, the former with a moulded base, bothwith semi-scalloped capitals. Chancel: no plinth. Two south windows; one large, with slightly splayed or chamfered jambs and rounded head formed from single stone, and one plain-chamfered pointed lancet set high in wall. Broad, pointed plain-chamfered east lancet, and smaller similar window towards centre of north elevation. Nave, north elevation: one two-light medieval window towards east end, with plain-chamfered pointed lights and no overall architrave. Small, doubly-splayed window with rounded head formed from a single stone, set high towards west and. Unchamfered rectangular stone doorway towards west end, with rounded relieving arch of small evenly-sized stone voussoirs forming semi-circular tympanum with flint infilling. Interior: Structure: round-headed chancel arch with small, evenly-sized stone voussoirs, and chamfered abaci. Angle shaft with scalloped capital and moulded base in rebate to each side of west face of archway. Roof: C19 roof to nave. Chancel roof boarded in seven cants. Fittings: stiff-leaf bowl of a pillar piscina (shaft missing) towards east end of south wall of chancel. Small projecting stone with chamfered corners and base and scratch date 1570 towards south end of east wall of chancel. Rectangular aumbry with bevelled edges towards east end of north wall of chancel. Fort with shaped bowl on cylindrical plinth. Said to be one of the smallest churches in Kent. (J. Newman, Buildings of England Series, North-east and East Kent, 1983 edn).

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