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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST DUNSTAN

List entry Number: 1099931

Location

CHURCH OF ST DUNSTAN, CARRIERS ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
KentTunbridge WellsDistrict AuthorityCranbrook

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 20-Jun-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 168891

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History

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Details

CRANBROOK CARRIERS ROAD, (EAST TQ 7736 SIDE) 10/40 Church of St Dunstan 20.6.67 GV I

Parish Church. Late C13, C14 late C15, early C16, restored C1863 by William Slater and Ewan Christian. Dressed stone with plain tiled roofs, all hidden by crenellated parapets except chancel. West tower, nave with north and south aisles, south porch, north and south transeptal chapels and chancel. Extension: 3-stage tower with crenellated parapet and south-east octagonal stair turret. Stepped angle buttresses. Two-light cusped belfry openings under label moulds with 2-centred arched openings on second stage and large C15 window above pointed arched west doorway heavily inset. Six-bay nave and aisles all with large late C15 or early C16 windows, some quite heavily renewed. Two-bay transeptal chapels, little more than extensions eastwards of aisles. Chancel of 3 bays with higher pitch to roof. Clock on south wall of town, C1700 with C20 figure of time (original in Town Museum), in open swan-neck pediment topping cartouche. Interior: C15 tower arch. Six-bay arcades, with compound plans of 4 shafts and 4 double waves, wide 3-centred arches matching carrying clerestory with 4 centred arched windows. Vertical shafts flanking clerestory windows terminate below in demi-angles over pairs of arcade and as demi-angles on roof corbels. Crown-post nave roof with cusped arches in tympana. C14 chancel arch. Fittings: 4 wooden roof bosses, ("Green Men"), C1300. Early C15 altar rails. C18 pulpit, with sounding board, now a table. Font of 1852 in perpendicular. Also total immersion font of 1725 by south porch. Glass: one window in north aisle with complete early C16 glazing. North and south chancel windows by O'Connor, C1858-59. Three windows in south aisle by C E Kempe, 1902. Monuments. Brass of merchant C1520. Marble standing monument, for the Roberts family, 1740 by Joseph Pickford. Broker pediment and drops of oak-leaves. Baker family 1736. Obelisk. Thomas webster, R A d.1886 by Hamo Thorney-Croft, 1889. Marble relief of recumbent artist.

Listing NGR: TQ7769036166

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National Grid Reference: TQ 77689 36169

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