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©  Gill Cardy ARPS

IoE Number: 140080
Photographer: Gill Cardy ARPS
Date Photographed: 24 July 2003
Date listed: 21 December 1960
Date of last amendment: 21 December 1960
Grade I

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SU 2846KIMPTONKIMPTON7/17Church of St. Peter& St. Paul21.12.60I

SU 2846 KIMPTON KIMPTON 7/17 Church of St. Peter & St. Paul 21.12.60 I Parish church. C13, C14, C15, C18, 1837, restorations of 1894 and 1896. Cruciform church with a south aisle to the nave, south porch, and western tower. Flint & stone rubble, flint and brick, and a tile roof. Single cell nave and chancel of c1220 with lancets in the chancel, and blocked north door in the nave; transepts of the C14 (the north earlier) with Decorated traceried windows and ogee cusped openings (2 squints). C14 arcade of 3 bays with a narrow south aisle, with wall restored in the C18 (exterior plaque dated 1702) with 2 small windows. Tile roof of continuous ridge, slightly-lower transept roof, low eaves to the south aisle. Walls of flint and stone rubble with stone dressings, cement render to the chancel which has clasped buttresses to the middle height at the eastern corners. The tower of 1837 is of 2 main stages, with a parapet with central gablets to each face, flat buttresses with shallow steps, coupled lancets to the bell stage and a larger lancet west window: the features of the walling are expressed in red brick work with complex intermediate patterns of flush flint panelling. Windows are a mixture of lancets, coupled lights with reticulate trace , small lights of ogee form with cusps, and 2 perpendicular windows (in the nave . Within, there is a Gothic cusped tomb recess in the north wall of the chancel near the altar, and a similar recess (altered by the insertion of a window) in the south wall of the south transept; there are piscinas to the chancel and south transept. The floor of the chancel has many monumental slabs from the late 17th to the early C19, and there are several wall monuments within the same date range. The north wall of the north transept (the Shoddesdon Chapel) has a small altar tomb (with inlays for brasses now gone) partly buried in the wall, and above is a late-Gothic stone frame with decorated head and panelled sides, enclosing 3 brasses (of Robert Thornborough and his 2 wives) and an inscription brass dated 1522. The north wall of the nave contains a painted board of the Royal Coat of Arms (of George III 1812) and the west end of the aisle has a Victorian font. The gable to the south porch has diagonal boarding above a brick face.

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