Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1166011

Date first listed: 30-Dec-1959



Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST GILES
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Maldon (District Authority)

Parish: Langford

National Grid Reference: TL 83773 09020


TL 80 NW LANGFORD HATFIELD ROAD (north side) 3/12

30.12.59 Church of St. Giles


Parish church. Cll/Cl2. Chancel and Nave originally with east and west apses. C14/C15 east apse demolished and square extension added to Chancel. Circa 1880, when extensive restorations were carried out by Edward Browning, including added North Aisle, South Porch, North East Bell Tower. Plastered walls of flint rubble and puddingstone limestone dressings. Dressed stone to Chancel, N aisle and bell turret. Red plain tiled roofs with stone coping to gables. Shingles to bell turret. Chancel east wall with moulded band above and below 3 graduated lancet windows. Circular window to gable. Moulded plinth. Angle buttresses. Rusticated quoins to bell tower. Square panel with sunk moulded quatrefoil to S, E and N faces. Timber sounding louvres of moulded 2 lights to each face. Weathervane finial. South wall. Stone faced Chancel with moulded plinth and band. Buttress at Chancel division, plastered wall to Nave and apse carries through to north wall of apse. One small lancet and one small square headed window to Chancel. 2 C19 2 light windows with 2 centred heads and labels. C19 gabled open porch with stone plinth, timber supports fonning a 2 centred arch entrance. Clock over and bargeboards to gable. Internal side seats. Circa 1100 N doorway with plain jambs, round arch and chamfered imposts. Vertically boarded door with strap hinges. 3 c.1100 small round headed windows to W apse. C19 N aisle dressed stone facing, moulded plinth. 4 buttresses. Small c.1100 reset round headed window to W wall. Three 2 light cinquefoiled windows with square heads and moulded labels, one of which is C15 restored and reset. N vertically boarded door, with segmental pointed arch under a square head and moulded label. Interior. Chancel and Nave roofs boarded, ribbed and barrel vaulted. Moulded and crenellated wall plates. No Chancel arch but corbels support moulded wall posts, moulded rood beam with traceried spandrels. Side tracery over. C13 double piscina in Chancel with shouldered head and round drains. Stoup of uncertain date in Nave with 2 centred head and C19 cill. Circa 1950 carved panelling to carved and painted C19 reredos. C19 stained glass to E windows. C19 circular stone pulpit, moulded circular base and stem, fleuron and ball flower moulding to cornice and soffit. C19 coloured tiling to floors. N arcade of 2 segmental pointed arches, moulded capitals and bases to sunk chamfered columns. C19 panelling to W wall of organ chamber. Sanctus stained glass to N windows. C15 plain octagonal font with chamfered base and rings to stem. Line of former eastern apse in the Chancel wall. Although heavily restored C19 the Church is outstanding for the western apse believed to be the only one surviving in Britain. Rcllbi 1.

Listing NGR: TL8377309020


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 119031

Legacy System: LBS

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