Church of St Mary, Church Road, Ovington - Braintree

Parish church dating from the C12, with C14, C15, and C16 alterations. The continuous nave and chancel roof is tiled, and has a canted plaster ceiling. There is outward movement and cracking in the north and south walls. Deformation in the roof structure and discontinuity between it and the wall plates, cracking in the ceiling, and wind-driven rainwater penetration of the roof slopes are probably causing progressive failure of the battens and tile fixings.

Church of St Mary, Church Road, Ovington - Braintree
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1277192
    Local Planning Authority:
    Braintree
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary
    Street Name:
    Church Road
    County:
    Essex
    District / Borough:
    Braintree
    Parish:
    Ovington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Braintree
    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*