CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1171104
Date first listed:
10-Apr-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, BOREHAM ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, BOREHAM ROAD

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

County:
Essex
District:
Chelmsford (District Authority)
Parish:
Great and Little Leighs
National Grid Reference:
TL 73843 15586

Details

In the entry for: GREAT AND LITTLE LEIGHS BOREHAM ROAD TL 71 NW

2/146 Church of St Mary the Virgin 10.4.67

the grade shall be amended to read: Grade I

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1. GREAT AND LITTLE BOREHAM ROAD 5213 LEIGHS Church of St Mary the Virgin TL 71 NW 2/146 10.4.67.

B

2. The church has a late C12 nave and a circular west tower. The chancel was rebuilt in 1330 and there is some Cl9 restoration and a Cl9 north vestry and south porch. The church is particularly distinguished for its flint and rubble circular west tower with a good C12 doorway with chevron mouldings, small windows and 5 flat pilaster buttresses to the lower part. The spire with gablets was added in 1882. The nave has 2 C12 round headed windows in the north wall and 1 in the south wall,a C12 south doorway and 2 C14 windows with square heads. The chancel has a restored internal string course, a good east window with reticulated tracery and a fine range of a piscina and 3 sedilia with crocketted heads and pinnacles, also a canopied tomb recess with fine foliage carving, crocketted head and pinnacles. The fittings also include a C15 octagonal font with a traceried stem and quatrefoil bowl with fleurons and shield, 8 late C15 benches in the nave and an early Cl5 priest brass with the head replaced from a C14 brass. (RCHM I).

Listing NGR: TL7384315586

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
112616
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex Central and South West, (1921)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15805/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr G.W. Garthwaite. Source Historic England Archive
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