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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Little Easton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.887 / 51°53'13"N

Longitude: 0.3301 / 0°19'48"E

OS Eastings: 560454

OS Northings: 223503

OS Grid: TL604235

Mapcode National: GBR NG3.L95

Mapcode Global: VHHLR.NTVS

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097465

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353548

Location: Little Easton, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Little Easton

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Broxted with Chickney and Tilty and Great and Little Easton

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

3/25 (N. Side)
Church of St. Mary
20.2.67 The Virgin

Parish Church. C12, C13, C15 and C19. Flint rubble with Roman brick and stone
dressings. Red plain tile roof. C12 Nave has been raised in C15. Indications
of two original window openings in north wall. Two C15 north windows, restored
in C19. C19 south window. C14 south doorway now blocked. C13 Chancel with
late C15 east window. C19 north arcade, and C13 south arcade. Organ chamber
and vestry added in 1881 by Countess of Warwick, with partly restored C15 north
window. South Chapel is C15, with two C19 south windows. C15 west tower, of
2 stages, with south-east stair turret and embattled parapet. Late C15 tower
arch. Stair doorway and door are original. C19 west doorway. C19 crown post
roof to Nave. Early C18 wrought iron screen to South Chapel, made from gates
to Easton Lodge. Late C12 wall painting of seated prophet, and C15 stories
from the Passion, in Nave. Painted coat of arms of Charles II, dated 1660.
C17 stained glass by Baptista Sutton. Brass to Robert Fyn circa 1420. North
wall of Chancel has circa 1400 monument to Eleanor Bouchier, with cusped
panelled front, and shields of arms. Moulded plinth and slab, 2 centred,
cinquefoiled arch, crocketted and finialed ogee label. Buttressed and
crocketted side pinnacles. Small mid C13 effigy of Knight in mail armour with
long surcoat and knee-caps and long shield. In south arcade of Chancel, late
C15 monument to Henry and Isabel Bouchier. Canopied alter tomb of Purbeck
marble, with panelled and traceried sides and ends, with eight plain shields,
formerly with brasses. Brasses on slab, of man in plate -armour, with Garter and
mantle of the Order, and of woman with short sideless gown. South (Bouchier-
Maynard) Chapel has 1613, alabaster reclining figure of Lady Maynard, and
monument with 2 reclining figures on tomb chest with large kneeling figures of
children. Late C17 large standing wall monument, with life size standing
figures in Roman costume, an urn between them. Believed to be by Pearce.
Monument of 1746 by Charles Stanley, for Lord Maynard and family, with central
figure of Lord Maynard musing against an urn, with portrait of his wife. Busts
or relief medallions of other members of family. Relief of Justice, Charity,
Fortitude etc. Bust of Frances, Countess of Warwick circa 1938. Two elaborate
carved headstones against west wall of south chapel. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL6045423503

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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