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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: 1166182



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

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Matching

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 118146

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TL 51 SW MATCHING CHURCH GREEN 3/57 Parish Church of 22.2.67 St. Mary GV 11*

Parish church, early C13. S aisle widened later C14. W tower added C15. Chancel, N organ chamber, S transept, S porch, N aisle and easternmost bay of nave and aisles added or rebuilt 1875. Flint rubble with stone dressings, tower cement-rendered, S porch timber framed, roofs of handmade red clay tiles. The nave has N and S arcades each of 4 bays; the easternmost is C19, the remainder have 2-centred arches of the C13, of 2 chamfered orders springing from round columns with moulded abaci, capitals and bases; the W responds are attached half-columns, that on the W side partly restored. The S aisle has in the E wall a C19 archway to the S transept. In the S wall are 3 windows: the easternmost is C19; the second is late C14, partly restored, of 3 cinquefoiled lights with tracery under a square head with C19 label; the westernmost is C19 except the splays and chamfered rear-arch, C14; between the westernmost and middle windows is the S doorway, later C14, partly restored; it has continuous moulded jambs and 2-centred arch with a moulded label. There is a piscina with trefoiled head and quatrefoil drain, late C14. There are 3 C14 grotesque corbels and 2 C19 head corbels. The roofs are all C19. The C15 W tower is of 3 diminishing stages with a chamfered plinth and C19 parapet. The tower-arch is 2-centred and of 2 orders, the outer moulded and continuous, the inner chamfered and springing from semi-octagonal responds with moulded capitals and plain-chamfered bases. The W window is C19 except the splays and chamfered.2-centred rear-arch. Across the NW angle is the doorway, with moulded jambs and 2-centred head, to the stair turret. The second stage has in the S and W walls a narrow pointed loop with moulded label, partly restored. The bell-chamber has in each wall a restored window of 2 trefoiled lights under a 2-centred head with moulded label. The S porch is mainly C19, but retains one cranked tiebeam with deep arched braces over the door, C15. The font has an octagonal bowl with moulded under- edge and base, on each face a quatrefoil panel containing flowers, shields, etc; stem panelled with trefoiled and cinquefoiled heads to the panels. The pulpit is octagonal with panelled sides, each side with 3 panels, the upper panels enriched with arabesque strap-ornaments and central boss, C17, partly restored. There are 6 bells, the fourth dated 1615, the sixth 1640, both by Robert Oldfield. In the N aisle there is a brass on the N wall to John Ballett, 1638, with figures of man and wife in civil dress and kneeling figures of 2 sons and 6 daughters with achievement of arms; and on the W wall a white marble tablet to William Dearling, 1790.

Listing NGR: TL5251911960

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National Grid Reference: TL 52519 11960


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