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Latitude: 51.7631 / 51°45'47"N
Longitude: -0.1559 / 0°9'21"W
OS Eastings: 527357
OS Northings: 208763
OS Grid: TL273087
Mapcode National: GBR J9P.HD7
Mapcode Global: VHGPM.7YX9
Plus Code: 9C3XQR7V+6J
Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin
Listing Date: 30 March 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1101071
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158323
Location: Essendon, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9
Civil Parish: Essendon
Built-Up Area: Essendon
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Essendon
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 20 NE ESSENDON HIGH ROAD
9/64 Church of St Mary
Church. C15 W tower, restored. Nave and aisles rebuilt 1883 by
W White. E end rebuilt 1917 by C J Blomfield. Flint facing with
stone dressings. Chequer patterning between window heads and to
gables. 4-stage W tower was rebuilt at top in C17 when cross bar
2-light windows with Tudor hoods were inserted. W door
surmounted by 3-light C15 style windows. Slit windows to SW
angle. Hertfordshire spike with wrought iron weathervane. Nave
and 2 aisles of equal heights. Gabled porches N and S. C14-
style window tracery. Interior has font in S aisle of nave
of Wedgwood's Black Basalt ware. Bowl with drapery decoration
standing on fluted wood pier. Nearby on S wall is brass to W.
Tooke, 1588, and alabaster wall monument to W Prestley (d. 1664)
with spiral columns and oval plaque surrounded by leaf carving.
Late C19 marble monument of 2 sleeping children in N chancel
aisle by W Theed. The church has important group and landmark
value (Pevsner (1977)).
Listing NGR: TL2735708763
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