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Braintree (District Authority)
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TL 87096 39675


MIDDLETON RECTORY ROAD TL 83 NE 5/107 Church of All Saints 21.6.62 - I

Parish Church. Mid C12, with C13 and C16 alterations and restored in C19. Flint rubble, cement rendered with dressings of Barnack stone and clunch. Red plain tile roof, with timber framed bell turret. Mid C12 Nave has in N wall two C19 windows and N doorway with segmental arch, now blocked. S wall has an early C13 recess, with chamfered 2 centred arch having dog-tooth ornament, plain respond on one side and re-used C12 octagonal shaft with diapered faces and scalloped capital on the other side. In this recess is a C13 lancet window. To the W is a coupled lancet of the C13. Mid C12 South doorway with round arch of 2 orders with chevron ornament and billeted label. The jambs have each 2 shafts with scalloped capitals, grooved and chamfered abaci and moulded bases. West window is C19. Mid C12 Chancel was extended in C13. E window is C14 and has 3 pointed lights with intersecting tracery in a 2 centred head. N wall has late C13 window with single trefoiled light and C19 window to W. S wall has four windows, 2 of which are C14, of single cinquefoiled lights in 2 centred heads with moulded labels. There is also a C13 lancet and C19 window. Mid C12 chancel arch is semi-circular, of 2 orders, enriched with chevron ornament. Responds are of 3 orders and have each 2 shafts, the inner octagonal, enriched and with a foliated capital. The outer round and with a scalloped capital. Bases are moulded. Chamfered impost has carved lozenge ornament. C16 South porch, largely rebuilt in C19, with re-used original brick and timber. Early C15 Nave roof, of 3 bays with integral belfry framed on the western tie beam. Raised tie beams with moulded arch bracing, and pierced traceried spandrels. High collars with short braced king posts. Chancel roof is braced to collars, and ceiled into 5 cants. S door is early C15 with traceried panels. Tomb recesses in north and south wall of nave, with moulded segmental-pointed arches and labels. Triple shafted jambs with moulded slab to James Samson, rector in 1349, has incised figure in vestments, with cusped and crocketed canopy with side pinnacles and marginal inscription. C16 painting of the Annunication, said to be by Schiavone. C14 Piscina in Chancel, with moulded 2 centred head and sexfoiled drain and oak shaft. (RCHM1)

Listing NGR: TL8709639675


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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: 29 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04708/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Charles Potter. Source Historic England Archive
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