Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1111220

Date first listed: 29-May-1984



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County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Loughton

National Grid Reference: TQ 43917 96457


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TQ 49 NW LOUGHTON RECTORY LANE, 1/40 Church of St. Nicholas GV II

Anglican church, 1877. Coursed rubble with stone dressings, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Chancel and nave in one rectangular plan aligned approx. NE-SW, with timber porch to NW and vestry with lean-to roof to SE. In NE wall one 2-centred window with 3 trefoiled lights and quatrefoils over, diagonal buttresses, and foundation stone inscribed AM 1877. In NW wall, N doorway with 2-centred arch, one 2-centred window with 2 trefoiled lights and quatrefoil over. In SE wall one similar smaller window NE of vestry. In SW wall one 2-centred window with 4 trefoiled lights and 2-centred tracery over, 3 buttresses, and bellcote. The C18 boundary wall of Loughton Hall abuts each side of the SW end, aligned with it, showing that the church was sited at this orientation to adjust to the existing wall, with the SW end of the church inside the private grounds. An inscription at the NE end states that the church was erected by Anne Maitland. Some features are retained from the former church, E of the present building, as below. Brasses: In chancel - (1) of (Abel Guilliams, 1637) with figures of man and wife kneeling at a desk, six sons and four daughters, inscription and shield lost; (2) of William Nodes, 1594, and Elizabeth (Wollsey) his wife, figure of man and eight sons with their names, figures of wife and daughters missing; (3) of (George Stonard, 1558) plate with figures of man in armour and wife, each in round-headed niches, inscription lost; (4) of John Stonnard, 1541, and Joan and Katheryn, his wives, with figures of man and two women. Cupboard: In chancel - in N. wall, with elaborately carved double doors of small size, flanked by columns and strapwork and surmounted by entablature; on panel below doors, painting of the Annunciation, late 16th-century. Glass: In N and S windows - two kneeling figures with coloured nimbi, early 16th-century.

Listing NGR: TQ4391796457


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Legacy System number: 118639

Legacy System: LBS

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