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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 92
                               
APPLEDORE CHURCH. By the Rev. E. M. Muriel     Continued

chancel is an arch opening into the chapels, but there is no chancel arch, nor any arch at the west end of either chapel, the screen being the only mark of division.
   The north chapel is now divided; the larger and western portion has its arch and Decorated screen blocked up, and is used for a Sunday-school; the smaller eastern portion is now a vestry, the entrance to which is by a small Perpendicular door on the north side of the altar.
   The Font is octagonal, with moulded base; the upper half of the bowl is plain, but on the lower half, which is splayed, there are three shields; one is charged with a cross, another with two keys in saltier, and the third with two swords also in saltier, the symbols of St. Peter and St. Paul, to whom the church is dedicated.
   The Tower is very picturesque and much overgrown with ivy; it stands at the west end of the nave, to which it opens with a low massive arch, under which on the north side is a curious stoup with foliated head.
   The west door is a fine example of the Perpendicular style; the drip-stones terminate with angels holding plain shields. Above are three shields, that on the dexter side is 

charged with a cross; the one in the centre bears the arms of France and England quarterly, and the other has the arms of Archbishop Warham.
   The south side of the bell chamber is pierced with two quatrefoiled circular windows, and the north side with one, and also with a square labelled Perpendicular window. Another of the same character as the last is on the west side.
  The dimensions of the various parts of the church are as follows:
                                               LENGTH       WIDTH
                                                     ft. in.             ft. in.
        Nave                                   56   0     x     44   0
        Aisle                                    34   0     x     15   6
        Chancel                               32   0     x     17   4
        South Chapel                       24   0     x     15   6
        North Chapel (now Vestry)  21   0     x     15   0
        Tower                                 17   9     x     14   9

   There are six bells, but one of them is cracked. Four

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