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St Peter and St Paul, Bromley, Kent

(51°24′16″N, 0°0′46″E)
TQ 401 692
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Kent
now Greater London
  • Peter Hayes
  • Susan Nettle
17 July 2014

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Bromley is a large town formerly in Kent, but now in Greater London. The medieval church was almost totally destroyed by wartime bombing in 1941 leaving only the tower, the earliest parts of which probably date from the 14thc. A new church, incorporating the tower, was built between 1948 and 1957 on a site adjacent to that of the old church. The only Romanesque sculpture remaining is the font bowl.


The Domesday Survey records that 'Bronlei' was part of the lands of the Bishop of Rochester.





The font is of a standard design seen over a wide area.


N. Pevsner & B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: London 2: South, London 1983, 166.

H. Gribble, Bromley Parish Church: a History and Guide, 2007, available online at: http://www.bromleyparishchurch.org/sites/default/files/PDFs/History%20and%20Guide%20min_1.pdf)