Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1112648

Date first listed: 27-Jul-1959



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County: Essex

District: Rochford (District Authority)

Parish: Ashingdon

National Grid Reference: TQ 86587 93601


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ASHINGDON CHURCH ROAD TQ 89 SE 6/1 Church of St. Andrew 27.7.59 II* Parish church. Mainly C14, but of possibly earlier origin, with some C16 brickwork; later and-C20 restorations. Said to be on the site of the Church built by King Canute AD 1020 to commemorate, his victory over Edmund Ironside at the Battle of Assandune AD 1016. C14 chancel and nave, C19 north vestry, C14 or earlier west tower, C16 South Porch. Of ragstone and flint rubble with Roman tile & septaria. C16 and C20 brick. Red plain tiled roofs, that to west -tower hipped with gablets. Chancel:- East wall of C16 red brick with black diapering. Angle buttresses. C19/C20 window of 3 cinquefoiled lights, 2-centred arch and label. North wall, centre and angle buttresses, western C16 red brick window of two 4-centred lights, square head and label. South wall, buttressed at angle, eastern C15 window of 2 cinquefoiled lights, square head and moulded label, western C14 low side window with chamfered 2-centred arch. Nave:- North wall, buttressed at angles. C14 windows of two 2-centre arched lights, 2-centred head. The north vestry is outshot to west of this window and has a window of 2 cinquefoiled lights under a square head in the eastern wall and a similar single light window in the western wall. South wall, red brick repairs to eastern end of wall with a C20 timber 2-light window under a segmental head. Central buttress with scratch dial. C14 south doorway with moulded jambs, 2-centred arch and label, vertically boarded door with strap hinges. Early C16 timber framed porch. Bargeboards and finial to gable. Of 2 bays, heavy arch braced cambered tie beam, the braces each with 3 face pegs. Collars to each rafter pair. Later through bracing to walls, chamfered wall posts and wall plates, flat 3-centred outer archway, a restored king post with base struts to collars above lintel, all resting on a C20 dwarf brick wall which supports timber side benches. EHFR/AWC carved on gable. West tower:- Of 3 stages, buttressed to second stage. North, west and south faces of bell chamber each with a window of 2 cinquefoiled lights, 2 centred heads and traces of labels much worn, small blocked window to east face. Clock face to south wall with the words Edwardus Rex VII in place of numerals, ADMCMX below. Band below clock. Small rectangular window to ground floor of south face, moulded plinth. Interior:- Chancel:- C16 roof of 2 plastered bays, chamfered arched braces to collars. Moulded wall plates. Tie beam to western bay. Shields of arms to wall posts. Stained glass to east, north and south west windows. Danish Flag, presented by HRH Prince Georg of Demark in memory of his ancestor King Canute and of the restoration of this Minster 1951. C20 stone floor throughout. Piscina C14, chamfered 2-centred arch, drain slab cut back. C20 panelled reredos and dado. Chancel arch removed except for north wall respond of trefoil plan with moulded capital and base. Nave. C14/C15 seven cant cross quadrate crown post roof of 2 bays. The moulded tie beams supported by stop chamfered storey posts to north wall, each with chamfered arched braces to tie beam. C14 north doorway, moulded jambs, 2-centred arch and label. Piscina, north wall, chamfered and trefoiled 2-centred arch, octofoiled drain. 4 stained glass quarries to south window. Oak diptych on cill of north wall window, said to be C18, of King Canute; left panel driving back the waves, right panel laying his crown upon an altar, the gift of Mr. H. Ryeclausen of Copenhagen. Royal Coat of Arms over north doorway dated 1685 on back. C16 octagonal font, concave faces, moulded soffit, plain stem and moulded base. Oval plaque on north wall of the Journey into Egypt. Small doorway to West tower, chamfered 2-centred arch. Tower restored 1937. RCHM 1.

Listing NGR: TQ8658793601


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

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