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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: 1306308



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Twinstead

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Jun-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115836

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TL 83 NE 5/115 21.6.62

TWINSTEAD CHURCH ROAD (NORTH SIDE) Church of St. John The Evangelist


Church. 1859/60, by Charles Woodyer. Red brick with stone dressings and tracery; gabled plain tile roofs. Plan of chancel with organ chamber and vestry to north and nave with south west porch and west bellcote. Middle pointed style. Offset buttresses, with stone gablets to chancel; church encircled by band of black and white polychrome brick, with frieze of white trefoiled panels. Chancel: 3-light east window with octofoil light; south wall has 2 trefoiled lancets and unusual triangular - shaped architrave framing multi-foiled round window; north wall has lean-to and gabled roofs to organ chamber and vestry, which have Caermarvon-arched doorway, Middle Pointed and quatrefoil windows. Nave has 4-light windows, all with distinctive cusping to tracery. Porch has lateral buttresses flanking pointed moulded arch with chamfered outer order and engaged columns; studded door set in early C14 style pointed moulded arch. West elevation: offset buttresses to paired colonettes supporting chamfered pointed arch, framing unusual triangular - shaped window with cusped tracery, continued to gabled bellcote with arched bell opening; C18 weathervane; Interior: waggon roof with moulded ribs to chancel and arch-braced roof with curved wind braces and upper king posts to nave. Floors of mid C19 glazed coloured tiles. Nave and chancel walls are lavishly executed in structural polychromy in red, white and black; nave walls have trellising above strong pattern of blind arcading. Chancel has small piscina, wrought-iron openwork to altar rail and excellent mid C19 stained glass by Hardman; triple chancel arch of limestone with quatrefoil shafts and moulded capitals. Octagonal limestone font with black marble band, supported on central compound pier encircled by open arcade supported on small red marble shafts; unusual cover with dove counterweight to elaborate wrought-iron lifting frame. Memorials: mid/late C19 memorial brasses and tablets; early C17 brass effigies to Wyncoll family in north wall of nave. (RCHM 1; Buildings of England).

Listing NGR: TL8611936697

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Essex, (1954)

National Grid Reference: TL 86119 36697


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