Ss Peter And Paul, Ash   Church

Image Source: John Salmon

 

As you walk up the path the eighteenth century brick repair to the fine medieval tower blends well with the local flint construction. The church boats an impressive crown post roof, typical of Kent churches of the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The two windows over the chancel arch originally threw light onto the Rood figures. The Lady Chapel contains fragments of medieval glass and for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries served as the private pew of the Hodsall family - memorials to them abound. In the chancel and alabaster hanging memorial to the Maxfields is rather fun with their grumpy figures facing each other. All the main furnishings date from the twentieth century and were designed by Sir Thomas Jackson in traditional style to compliment this very simple, building.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 290

Morning Attendance: 145

Afternoon Attendance: 101

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: 1901 Sir T Jackson

Second Restoration: -

 

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