PARISH CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1289691
Date first listed:
22-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, CHURCH LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Much Hadham
National Grid Reference:
TL 43033 19674

Details

TL 41 NW MUCH HADHAM CHURCH LANE (north side) Much Hadham village

3/15 Parish Church of St Andrew 22.2.67

GV I

Parish church. Quite large, probably C12 origin. Many periods but mainly C15. Battlements, flint and stone dressings, slate roof. Some chequer-work on W wall of N aisle. Buttressed, 3 stage, W tower has narrow spire. Buttressed aisle to either side of nave, that on S with central projecting porch. Perpendicular aisle and clerestory windows, but those of N aisle late Decorated (c.1340). Big, 5-light, E window with panel tracery in two tiers. Interior has 5 bay nave. Octagonal piers and C15 tie beam roof with wall posts resting on figured, stone stops. 3- light, clerestory windows. Doorway in N side of chancel arch to former loft of rood screen. Ground floor door to left of pier with trefoiled piscina to N. Chancel, originally c.1220, has a blocked N lancet window and a double piscina on S with trefoil arches. Ogee tomb recess on S.

Fitments include C15 choir screen with panel tracery and similar style chancel stalls with poppyheads. C13 door to N vestry. Two wooden chairs of c.1400. C15 octagonal, panel-traceried pulpit. Perpendicular stone font in N aisle. C16 and C17 brasses, and an early C17 wall monument to Judith, wife of John Aylmer, Bishop of London. W doorway has stone head stops of king and queen by Henry Moore, 1953. (RCHM (1911), Pevsner (1977) 253-4).

Listing NGR: TL4303319674

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
396569
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 253-4
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

Legal

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

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