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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: 1322445



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

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Birchanger

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Feb-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 121495

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BIRCHANGER 1. 5222 TL 52 SW 25/87 21.2.67 Church of St Mary


2. A small flint and stone building of early C12 origin with an early C13 chancel which is undivided externally from the nave. It was extensively restored in the C19 with an addition to the north side. The round west tower was destroyed in the C18 and there is now a modern bellcote. The nave has a west doorway of circa 1125 (reset) and there is a blocked south doorway of similar date. The tympanum and frieze in each doorway is decorated with saltire crosses. The arch of the south doorway is decorated with foliage scrolls. The chancel has 4 early C13 lancets. Fittings include a C15 font and 7 C15 benches (restored). The organ built by August Gern is the only unspoiled example of his work in the country. Graded for its architectural and historical value. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL5073022781

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex North West, (1916)

National Grid Reference: TL 50730 22781


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