Church Of St Mary

24 Jul 2002
Church Of St Mary, Easthorpe Road, Copford, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9HD
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5214 Church of St Mary TL 92 SW 11/68 7.4.65 GV I 2.

C12 with Cl3, Cl5 and C20 alteration. Mixed rubble and septaria with dressings of Roman brick and clunch. Red plain tile roof. Early C12 Nave. Three windows north wall, one C14 with 2 trefoiled ogee lights and quatrefoil in 2 centred head, one C13 with semi-circular head, and one Cl6 with rounded head. One blocked C12 window above. Early C12 north doorway with round arch of roman brick. Two C15 doorways to rood loft stair, both with 2 centred arches, south wall has 3 windows. Two are C12 similar to that in north wall. The remaining one is late C14, with cinquefoiled lights with tracery in 2 centred head. C12 south doorway, West wall has mid C14 window, of 2 cinquefoiled lights, with quatrefoil in a 2 centred head with moulded label. Above is a modern window.

Mid C13 chancel, replaces former apse. Undivided from nave. East wall has 3 mid C13 windows, lancet heads, dog tooth ornament, and detached shafts with moulded bases and capitals. Centre capitals are foliated. North wall has 2 windows, one Cl3 lancet and one mid C14 with 2 cinquefoiled lights in 2 centred head, with moulded label and head stops. South wall has 4 windows, 2 are C13 lancets matching that in north wall. One C12 window with semi-circular head in Roman brick, and one C14 window, with 2 centred head and modern tracery. C13 doorway with chamfered jambs, and 2 centred arch. Nave and chancel roof of 7 cants, with braced principals and moulded tie beams. South porch rebuilt in 1910, incorporat- ing C15 two centred timber arch and C15 tie beam with crown post. C13 wall paintings on south-east window splays in nave. (RCHM 1 - Easthorpe).

Listing NGR: TL9124521500


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Photographer: Turkentine, John H.

Rights Holder: Turkentine, John H.


Brick, Clunch, Rubble, Septaria, Tile, Medieval Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship