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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: 1169090



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

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tilty

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

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: 122121

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TILTY 1. 5222 Church of St Mary the Virgin TL 52 NE 4/42 20.2.67 I 2. Formerly the "Capella extra portas" of the Cistercian Abbey of St Mary. C13, with C14, C17 and C19 alterations. Flint rubble with limestone and clunch dressings. Red plain tiled roof, includes some original C13 tiles on Chancel roof. Nave is entirely of Circa 1220. South side has external string course. Four splayed lancets in north wall. North doorway with pointed head and semi-circular rear arch. Four splayed lancets in south wall. Below the eastern window is the piscina. South door with pointed head, chamfered jambs and a moulded label. Rear arch is semi-circular. West wall has 3 splayed lancets. C14 Chancel has east window of 5-lights, with tracery in 2 centred head, and moulded internal and external labels, with head stops. Jambs and mullions are moulded and the splays have shafts with moulded capitals, and bases. East wall has diagonal buttresses, and a truncated gable with gable cross. Below east window the wall is faced with flint and stone chequerwork. Internally a moulded sting, forming label to sedilia. North window of 3-lights, and south window of 2-lights matching east window. C19 north vestry. Cl7 south porch, timber framed and plastered. Roof to Chancel C14 of 7 cants, plastered on soffit. Nave roof is late C15 framed side purlin, formerly arch braced to collar and with moulded wall plates and one embattled tie beam. C18 bell turret at east end. Brasses, Medeley and Wife 1562, and Danet and wife 1520, Margaret Tuke 1590, Thos Takeley 1470, deMortemer 1340. C13 locker in south wall of nave with 2 centred head. Monuments, Holden 1686, Elliott early C17. Two cinquefoil headed niches in chancel with gabled, crocketed and finialed labels and side pinnacles with carved crockets and finials. Nave has some C13 wall painting on north and south walls. C14 piscina in chancel, with moulded and shaped jambs, capitals, bases and traceried head with moulded label and head stop. C13 piscina in nave with moulded 2 centred head moulded label, mask stops, moulded and shafted jambs with square abaci foliated on inner side. C18 pulpit with canopy.

Listing NGR: TL5999126511

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National Grid Reference: TL 59991 26511


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