St Peter's and St Paul's Church, Headcorn

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St Peter's and St Paul's Church is a parish church in Headcorn, Kent dedicated to saints Peter and Paul.wikipedia
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Headcorn

Headcorn, Kent
St Peter's and St Paul's Church is a parish church in Headcorn, Kent dedicated to saints Peter and Paul.
In addition to the parish church, dedicated to saints Peter and Paul, there are also churches and chapels for the Methodist, Baptist and Roman Catholic congregations.

Kent

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St Peter's and St Paul's Church is a parish church in Headcorn, Kent dedicated to saints Peter and Paul.

Saint Peter

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St Peter's and St Paul's Church is a parish church in Headcorn, Kent dedicated to saints Peter and Paul.

Paul the Apostle

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St Peter's and St Paul's Church is a parish church in Headcorn, Kent dedicated to saints Peter and Paul.

Listed building

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The church is a Grade I listed building.

Sussex Marble

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The church is constructed of Bethersden marble and has plain tiled roofs.

Buttress

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The late 14th-century west tower comprises three stages with buttresses on the external corners and a taller attached polygonal stair turret on the north-east corner.

Polygon

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The late 14th-century west tower comprises three stages with buttresses on the external corners and a taller attached polygonal stair turret on the north-east corner.

Course (architecture)

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String courses separate each stage and a battlemented parapet forms the top of the walls on each side.

Battlement

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String courses separate each stage and a battlemented parapet forms the top of the walls on each side.

Parapet

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String courses separate each stage and a battlemented parapet forms the top of the walls on each side.

Tracery

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The west side contains a three-lighted, cinquefoil-headed and traceried window in the first stage positioned above the small west door.

Bell tower

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The second stage contains small rectangular windows on the façades and the third stage contains two- or three-lighted belfry windows on each side with either trefoil or quatrefoil decoration.

Trefoil

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The second stage contains small rectangular windows on the façades and the third stage contains two- or three-lighted belfry windows on each side with either trefoil or quatrefoil decoration.

Quatrefoil

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The second stage contains small rectangular windows on the façades and the third stage contains two- or three-lighted belfry windows on each side with either trefoil or quatrefoil decoration.

Nave

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The nave is probably 14th-century and is flanked on the south side by a late 14th-century aisle with its attached porch of a similar age.

Aisle

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The nave is probably 14th-century and is flanked on the south side by a late 14th-century aisle with its attached porch of a similar age.

Chancel

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The chancel is 13th century with the windows replaced probably in the late 14th century or in the 15th century.

Capital (architecture)

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Internally, the nave and south aisle are separated by an arcade of five pointed arches on octagonal columns with bases and capitals in Bethesden marble.

Bay (architecture)

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An arcade of two bays divides the chancel from the south chapel.

Molding (decorative)

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The collar-rafter roof to the nave is late 14th century or early 15th century with seven moulded trusses.

Truss

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The collar-rafter roof to the nave is late 14th century or early 15th century with seven moulded trusses.

Baptismal font

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The 15th-century font is octagonal with carved sides.

Piscina

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Piscina are located in the south walls at the east end of the aisle and the east end of the chapel and in the chancel.

Linenfold

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The screen is partly 16th century with linenfold panelling which also features on the late 19th century pulpit.