Church Of St Botolph Beauchamp Roding

21 Jul 2002
Church Of St Botolph Beauchamp Roding, Abbess Beauchamp And Berners Roding, Epping Forest, Essex
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TL 50 NE ABBESS, BERNERS AND BEAUCHAMP RODING 5/5 Church of St Botolph Beauchamp Roding 20.2.67 II*

Parich Church. C14, C15, C18 and C19 with earlier origins. The wayys are of flint rubble intermixed with some free stone with clunch dressings. Roofs are gabled and of peg tiles. The nave has on the W wall, 2 windows: the E is of 3 trefoiled lights under 4-centred arch of early C15. The W is of 2 trefoiled lights under a 2-centred head containing a quatrefoil and has alabel with stops. Early C14 restored. Between is a C14 blocked N doorway with moulded jambs. 2-centred arch and label. The S wall uniform with the N but E. of E window is a straight'rood stair of C15 with 4-centred headed doorways. The S porch C19 with knapped flint dwarf wall, timber framing gabled peg tile roof and ornamental bargeboards. The nave roof has 2 moulded crown posts with stout arched braces of probable C14 date and once extended further E and W. The W tower is of 3 stages with an ambattled parapet. The C15 tower arch has 2-centred heads and is of 2 chamfered orders, the inner with moulded capitals and bases. The W windows is of 3 cinque- foiled lights under a 4-centred head C15. The W doorway has a 2-centred head and is of 2 chamfered orders. The second stage has in each of the N, S and W walls a single window of 2 chamfered arches with a 2-centred head. The bell chamber has in each wall, a window of 2 trefoiled lights under a 4-centred head with moulded label. The corner buttresses are diagonally placed. The bell chamber floor is C15 and complete. The chancel has in the E wall a C19 window. In the N wall are C15 windows the E of 3 and the W of 2 cinquefoiled lights and reticulated tracery under 4-centred heads. The S wall has 2 similar windows, restored and between a C19 doorway. Chancel-arch and jambs are of 2 orders. The arch soffitt is grooved for a timber rood. The roof of the chancel has C15 moulded wall plates, tie beam with curved braces carried on stone, mutilated corbels. C19 pulpit with ornamental handrail and matching reading desk. Bases of C18 stepped pews in nave with benches and ends rebuilt in C19. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL5779309718


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1853 IOE Records taken by Alan Simpson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Alan Simpson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Simpson, Alan

Rights Holder: Simpson, Alan


Clay, Clunch, Flint, Freestone, Rubble, Tile, Timber, Medieval Parish Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship