Ss Peter And Paul, Teston Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

A rarity in Kent, this ragstone church sits in a delightful position on what was once the main road from Maidstone to Tonbridge. It was rebuilt in 1710 and enlarged in 1846 and the character is almost of a church the late Victorians didn't mess about with. Inside it is tall and light with a rather jaunty arrangement of ceilings (see also St Mary's Platt). Behind the altar is the original Decalogue and Lord's Prayer set there by law when the church was built. In the north transept is the fine Royal Arms signed and dated 1811 by John Adams. In the south chancel wall is a medieval window re-used as a sedilia - a very odd thing to do at the time! The church contains six fine hatchments - not all to the same family. This is unusual and allows us to study many different types of heraldry.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 200

Morning Attendance: 100

Afternoon Attendance: 100

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: 1846

Second Restoration: -

 

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