Gargoyles - St Peter & St Paul - Borden, Kent
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 20.085 E 000° 42.045
31U E 339835 N 5689561
Quick Description: A pair of gargoyles either side of the entrance to St Peter & St Paul church, Borden.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/28/2015 1:23:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ6A4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
A pair of gargoyles either side of the entrance to St Peter & St Paul church, Borden.

"The church, which is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, is a handsome building, consisting of three isles and three chancels, with a square tower at the west end of it, in which there is a clock, and six bells. It is built mostly of flint, but as a mark of its antiquity, it has a Roman brick or two interspersed among them, and the mortar is composed of cockle-shells. What is very remarkable, in the steeple there are the remains of a chimney, which seems coeval with it. The door-case on the western side of the steeple is of Saxon architecture, with zigzag ornaments, as is that on the opposite or inner side, but of a much larger size. It is kept exceedingly clean and neat, and the greatest part of it has been lately ceiled, that part of it over the high chancel, at the expence of the lay impropriator. In the high chancel is a brass plate and essigies for William Fordinall, vicar, obt. anno 1490. Several of the family of Plot lie buried in the south chancel, and there are monuments for Robert Plot, anno 1669, and his son Dr. Robert Plot, anno 1696; and there are among others in this church memorials for the Seagars, Barrows, Napletons, and Allens.

The church of Borden was part of the possessions of the priory of Leeds, to which it was appropriated before the 8th of king Richard II. In which situation it continued at the dissolution of it in the 31st year of Henry VIII. when it was, together with the other possessions of the priory, surrendered up into the king's hands."

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Condition: Lightly Weathered

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