Church of St Mary the Virgin, The Street, Manuden - Uttlesford

Church with probable C12 origins. Largely demolished and rebuilt in the1860s. Constructed from flint rubble with stone dressings and a tile roof. Shingled spire showing signs of loss and curling of shingles; north transept (vestry) roof tiles are slipping. The latter are over a C15 roof structure with plastered ceiling and there is mould growth on the western part of the ceiling, which is indicative of a leaking roof. Patch repairs secured. Tiles slipping elsewhere. The parish have set up a subcommittee to advance the re-roofing project, which they hope will be followed by a spire project.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, The Street, Manuden - Uttlesford
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1233999
  • Local Planning Authority: Uttlesford
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin
  • Street Name: The Street
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Uttlesford
  • Parish: Manuden
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Saffron Walden
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA