St Michael's church, East Peckham :: Shared Description

Grade II*listed

There was a church at the time of the Domesday Book, the earliest surviving part of the church is the north wall of the nave and chancel which are mid-12th century.
Most of the church dates from the 13th and 15th centuries. The church consists of a west tower to the north side, nave,chancel, south aisle and south porch, which was added in about 1500.

The church originally stood on the trackway out of the weald, but was bypassed in 1810 diverting traffic from the old highway.
A large window was installed in 1491 when John Cayser bequeathed money. The window is still there but the stained-glass has gone. There are still some remnants of 15th century glass in the top lights of the windows.

There was a brass to William and Mary Whettonhall from about 1535, unfortunately this was stolen in 2013.
There is a Lady Chapel or Chantry Chapel on the south side from around 1420. This is now known as the Twysden Chapel, and is there are several memorials to the Twysden family.

There is an organ by the Positive Organ Company Ltd, no 786, which is a single manual with no pedals.

The church is now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TQ6652 : East Window, St Michael's church, East Peckham by Julian P Guffogg
TQ6652 : St Michael's church, East Peckham by Julian P Guffogg
TQ6652 : Interior, St Michael's church, East Peckham by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Thu, 6 Feb 2014, Updated: Thu, 6 Feb 2014

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