Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123935

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1967



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County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: High Laver

National Grid Reference: TL 52746 08673


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TL 527 087 HIGH LAVER 5/16 Parish Church of 20.2.67 All Saints


Parish church, late C12, altered in mid-C14. W tower mid-C14, repaired in late C18. N vestry, S porch and general restoration, late C19. Flint rubble intermixed with some Roman brick, with dressings of clunch, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. The chancel has in the E wall 3 lancet windows, C19, except the splays, and 2 more in the N wall. W of these is a blocked doorway, C13, with chamfered jambs and 2-centred head. In the S wall there are 3 windows, the first and third uniform with those of the N wall; the second is of 2 lights under a square head, C19 except the moulded splays and rear-arch, C15. Between the second and third windows there is a C19 doorway. There is a piscina with trefoiled head and roll cusp points and 2 circular drains, C13. The chancel arch is 4-centred, of 2 orders with moulded responds and arch, c.1340, and moulded bases cut back for a screen, not present now. The nave has quoins of Roman brick, and has been refaced in the C20. In the N wall are 2 windows, the eastern is C19 except the splays and 4-centred reach-arch, plain chamfered with broach stops, late C14; the western is a C19 lancet with round rear-arch, late C12. Further W is the late C12 N doorway with chamfered W impost, semi- circular head and square jambs, partly restored. In the S wall are 3 windows, C19 except the splays, late C14. The eastern has a double ogee moulding, the others are plain chamfered, the western with broach stops. Between the 2 westernmost is the S doorway, C13, with chamfered jambs and 2-centred head. The door is battened with fillets and strap-hinges, C16. The W tower is of 3 stages, with a moulded plinth. The tower arch is 2-centred, with one wave- moulded order and one double-chamfered order on the E side and 3 chamfered orders on the W. The W window is of 2 trefoiled and ogee-headed lights with an octfoil in a 2-centred head with internal and external labels, C14, partly restored, and wrought iron grills, incomplete. Across the SW corner is a blocked doorway with 2-centred head. There are blocked windows in the N, S and W of the second stage, indistinct; that on the N has a label and 2-centred head. The SW corner and the bell-chamber were extensively repaired in red brick in 1789 (VCH, IV, 94). The roof of the chancel is of 7 cants, lathed and plastered, with 2 tiebeams and wallplates moulded with a bowtell in great casement, C14/15. The roof of the nave is also of 7 cants, lathed and plastered, with wallplates moulded with an ogee and hollow chamfer with converging stops, and 2 tiebeams plain-chamfered with step stops, C14/15. There is a small sanctus bell inscribed XRE AUDI NOS, probably C14, and one other. The font has an octagonal bowl with moulded underside, back face with quatrefoiled panel enclosing a blank shield, panelled and traceried stem, mid C14. In the floor of the chancel there is a brass of Myrabyll, wife of Edward Sulyard, with figures of man in armour, woman in pedimental headdress, close bodice and full skirt, inscription below, and figures of 4 sons and a daughter, c.1495. There are wall monuments (1) to Damaris, widow of Ralph Cudworth, 1695, white marble tablet (2) to Rev. Samuel Lowe, 1709 and Ann (Andrew) his wife, 1693, white marble tablet surmounted by a damaged broken pediment containing a cartouche of arms (3) to Rev. Richard Cudworth, 1803 and his sons Richard Charles, 1795, and Thomas 1797, white marble with urn and shield of arms, and (4) tablet to Peter La-Chesney Heude, 1807. There are floor slabs to Sir Francis Masham, bart., 1722 and the Honourable Mrs. Elizabeth Masham, 1724, both in black marble. Outside, against the S wall of the nave, is the tomb- chest of John Locke, philosopher, 1704, brick with stone slab and cast iron railings. -

Listing NGR: TL5274608673


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Legacy System number: 118086

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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Essex, (1956), 94

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