CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1278434
Date first listed:
21-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, CHURCH END

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, CHURCH END

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Essex
District:
Uttlesford (District Authority)
Parish:
Henham
National Grid Reference:
TL 54446 28589

Details

HENHAM CHURCH END 1. 5222 (west side) Church of St Mary the Virgin TL 5428 44/406 21.2.67

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2. A mainly C13 and C14 church which has escaped much later alteration. A flint and stone church comprising an early C13 chancel, a C14 nave, with a south aisle of circa 1300, developed from a late C13 south transept, and a west tower of circa 1325. The tower is of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses, a later brick battlemented parapet and small lead spire. The chancel has some lancet windows. The second column of the north arcade has a fine carving of the Virgin and Child with censing angels. The north arcade also has the carving of a leopard's head and a dragon. The south porch is of the C15, with carved spandrels to the entrance archway and roof braces. The interior fittings include a fine C15 octagonal font carved with shields, a high C15 chancel screen and a fine C15 hexagonal pulpit carved with small buttresses, pinnacles and traceried panels. There is an C18 monument to Samuel Feake, Chairman of the East India Company and Governor of Fort William (d. 1757). The church occupies an important position in the village centre which stands at the west end of the present village. Graded for its architectural, historical and topographical value.

Listing NGR: TL5444628589

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
405843
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 14 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/11526/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Warwick. Source Historic England Archive
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