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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1112021



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

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Little Hallingbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Jun-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 120508

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5/60 Church of St.Mary the Virgin

20.2.67 II*

Church. The walls are of flint rubble mixed with some tile and Roman brick. The roofs to the C12 Nave, C12 - C13 Chancel, Cl4 Porch and C19 Vestry are plain red tile. The Bell Turret, rebuilt C19 has a timber framed and plastered base and octagonal shingle spire. C19 North Aisle is clad with treated stainless steel as used on the Thomas Flood Barrage. The South Porch is of late Cl4 timber construction with unusual side tracery of squashed ogees and circles and has original bargeboards to gable. C12 south doorway is of Roman brick with rubble infilled tympanum supported by crenellated and moulded beam. The door Cl4 is of 4 panels with cinquefoil heads. Internally the nave has a modern north arcade. Of the 3 south wall windows the furthest east is C13 Lancet, C14 and C19 work shows in the other two, whilst west of the south doorway is a blocked C12 window of Roman brick. The Chancel walls may be of the same C12 date as the nave, but were lengthened, if not rebuilt in C13. It has an early C16 roof with moulded wall plate carved with running foliage, three main single hammerbeam frames with shields "the common couples between them are braced to their collars with their timbers forming depressed arches, above the apexes of which the collars are weakly cranked" (C.A. Hewett 1974). The nave roof has a reconstructed octagonal Crown Post with moulded base and capital and a C15 moulded tie beam with curved braces and wall plate. In the Chancel is a C13 Piscina with stopped and moulded jambs and trefoiled head. There is a niche in the south wall with a moulded shelf and spread trefoiled head with horizontal moulding above (R.C.H.M. 1).

Listing NGR: TL5032617472

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex Central and South West, (1921)
Hewett, C A , Church Carpentry A Study Based on Essex Examples, (1982)

National Grid Reference: TL 50326 17472


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