St Dunstan's church, West Peckham :: Shared Description

Grade I listed

The church is mentioned in the Domesday survey, the lower half of the tower has Saxon origin. Originally the church consisted of the tower and nave as far as the chancel with an archway to a small chapel or apse.
The chancel was added in the 13th century, and the chancel arch was rebuilt in the 14th century. Also the north aisle and side chapels were added.

The font is situated in the bottom of the tower and is probably Norman.

On the north side of the chancel there is a special pew which was originally a side Chapel founded by Sir John Culpeper, he and his wife were both buried there.
The Chapel was suppressed in 1548 and a raised vault and tomb was erected in the western part of it. A square pew with seating for 10 people was erected on top of the tomb. Access was possible by making a doorway in the Eastern end of the Chapel and also steps down into the chancel.


There is a tomb chest in the north east corner of the sanctuary to Sir William (son of the founder the Chantry) and Lady Elizabeth Culpeper. His brass is missing.

The organ dates from 1699, and is situated in a west gallery. It is currently not used.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TQ6452 : Historic Church by Oast House Archive
TQ6452 : The Old Post Office by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Interior, St Dunstan's church, West Peckham by Julian P Guffogg
TQ6452 : St Dunstan's Church, West Peckham by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : St Dunstan's church, West Peckham by Julian P Guffogg
TQ6452 : Brass to William and Elizabeth Culpeper, St Dunstan's church by Julian P Guffogg
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Stained glass window, St Dunstan's church, West Peckham by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ6452 : Historic Church Tower by Oast House Archive
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Monument to Leonard and Elizabeth Bartholomew by Julian P Guffogg
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Church of St Dunstan by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : Historic Church by Oast House Archive


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

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