CHAPEL OF ST PETER ON THE WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1110942
Date first listed:
30-Dec-1959
Statutory Address:
CHAPEL OF ST PETER ON THE WALL, EAST END ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHAPEL OF ST PETER ON THE WALL, EAST END ROAD

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

County:
Essex
District:
Maldon (District Authority)
Parish:
Bradwell-on-Sea
National Grid Reference:
TM 03100 08160

Details

TM 00 NW BRADWELL-ON-SEA EAST END ROAD

3/34 CHAPEL OF ST PETER ON THE WALL 30.12.59 I

Chapel. C7. Said to have been built by the Saxon Bishop Cedd, circa 654. Built astride the former west wall of the Roman fort of Othona, then called Ithancaster, used for various purposes including a barn, restored as a Chapel circa 1920. Excepting C20 restorations, built of re-used Roman materials including brick, ashlar and septaria. C20 red tiled roof. Originally with apse, north and south porticus and west porch with later tower, now only the nave remains. Approx. soft. x 22ft., the walls rise to a height of 24ft. under the eaves and are 2 1/2ft. thick. In the east wall are Roman brick springers and responds of 2 arches about 2ft. from north and south angles. Upper gable area rebuilt of old material. The north and south walls were apparently divided into bays by tabled buttresses, the remains of 2 to each western bay are visible. The central areas of both walls were demolished to allow entrance when the building was used as a barn and have now been rebuilt. Remains of a doorway visible at east end of south wall. High up in the south wall are 2 windows with possibly restored original jambs and splays, a similar window to north wall, the other original window now mainly destroyed. The west wall with the junctions of the original porch walls, stone quoins. Central original round headed window of Roman brick with jambs of stone and brick. Central original doorway with C20 lintel and vertically boarded door. RCHM 3. A.M.

Listing NGR: TM0310008160

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
119211
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex South East, (1923)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 29 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/08800/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Reginald Clark. Source Historic England Archive
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