Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1097465

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1967



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford (District Authority)

Parish: Little Easton

National Grid Reference: TL 60454 23503


TL 62 SW LITTLE EASTON PARK ROAD 3/25 (N. Side) Church of St. Mary 20.2.67 The Virgin GV I

Parish Church. C12, C13, C15 and C19. Flint rubble with Roman brick and stone dressings. Red plain tile roof. C12 Nave has been raised in C15. Indications of two original window openings in north wall. Two C15 north windows, restored in C19. C19 south window. C14 south doorway now blocked. C13 Chancel with late C15 east window. C19 north arcade, and C13 south arcade. Organ chamber and vestry added in 1881 by Countess of Warwick, with partly restored C15 north window. South Chapel is C15, with two C19 south windows. C15 west tower, of 2 stages, with south-east stair turret and embattled parapet. Late C15 tower arch. Stair doorway and door are original. C19 west doorway. C19 crown post roof to Nave. Early C18 wrought iron screen to South Chapel, made from gates to Easton Lodge. Late C12 wall painting of seated prophet, and C15 stories from the Passion, in Nave. Painted coat of arms of Charles II, dated 1660. C17 stained glass by Baptista Sutton. Brass to Robert Fyn circa 1420. North wall of Chancel has circa 1400 monument to Eleanor Bouchier, with cusped panelled front, and shields of arms. Moulded plinth and slab, 2 centred, cinquefoiled arch, crocketted and finialed ogee label. Buttressed and crocketted side pinnacles. Small mid C13 effigy of Knight in mail armour with long surcoat and knee-caps and long shield. In south arcade of Chancel, late C15 monument to Henry and Isabel Bouchier. Canopied alter tomb of Purbeck marble, with panelled and traceried sides and ends, with eight plain shields, formerly with brasses. Brasses on slab, of man in plate -armour, with Garter and mantle of the Order, and of woman with short sideless gown. South (Bouchier- Maynard) Chapel has 1613, alabaster reclining figure of Lady Maynard, and monument with 2 reclining figures on tomb chest with large kneeling figures of children. Late C17 large standing wall monument, with life size standing figures in Roman costume, an urn between them. Believed to be by Pearce. Monument of 1746 by Charles Stanley, for Lord Maynard and family, with central figure of Lord Maynard musing against an urn, with portrait of his wife. Busts or relief medallions of other members of family. Relief of Justice, Charity, Fortitude etc. Bust of Frances, Countess of Warwick circa 1938. Two elaborate carved headstones against west wall of south chapel. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL6045423503


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 353548

Legacy System: LBS

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