CHURCH OF ST MARY (RUIN) NORTH OF BIRCH HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1110898
Date first listed:
23-Jun-1952
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY (RUIN) NORTH OF BIRCH HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY (RUIN) NORTH OF BIRCH HALL

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

County:
Essex
District:
Colchester (District Authority)
Parish:
Birch
National Grid Reference:
TL 95007 20770

Details

BURCH 1. 5214 Church of St Mary (Ruin) north of Birch Hall TL 92 SE 12/19 23.6.52 II* 2. C12 with C14 and C16 alterations. Rubble, part covered with limestone and brick dressings. C12 nave, has 2 windows in north wall, one of C12 now blocked, with Roman brick in west jamb. Western window has moulded jambs of C14 and C15 brick head. North doorway with C14 segmental arch. C15 rood loft staircase light. East quoins in Roman brick. South wall has remains of C12 south doorway and one window, plus C12 window matching north wall, but unblocked. Early C16 doorway to stair turret with chamfered jambs and 4 centred head. C14 church has remains of original east window. In north wall are 2 mid C14 windows, with 2 centred heads and moulded labels. Remains of 2 similar windows in south wall, between which is C14 doorway with moulded jambs, 2 centred arch and label. West tower is of 4 stages. Two lower stages are C14. Two upper stages of C16 red brick. C14 brick tower arch is 2 centred with 2 chamfered arches. C14 west windows of 2 cinquefoiled lights with quatrefoil in 2 centred head with moulded label and covered stops. West wall has C14 window. Early C16 windows to bell chamber in brick with 2 four centred lights in a square head. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL9500720770

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
117345
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex North East, (1922)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 17 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13659/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bryan Shaw. Source Historic England Archive
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