Ruins of Church of St Mary, North of Birch Hall, Birch - Colchester

Small Norman church dated to C12. No longer used for worship. Now a roofless ruin with some structural problems. Principally, the unconsolidated flint rubble walling is at risk. There is currently no public access to the site. A Conservation Management Plan has been completed, but no repair scheme has been agreed.

Ruins of Church of St Mary, North of Birch Hall, Birch - Colchester
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Remains of St Mary's Church
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1002144
    Local Planning Authority:
    Colchester
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Ruins of Church of St Mary
    County:
    Essex
    District / Borough:
    Colchester
    Parish:
    Birch
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Witham
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number(s):
    1002144 and 1110898