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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Essendon, Hertfordshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158323

ID on this website: 101101071

Location: St Mary's Church, Essendon, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

Civil Parish: Essendon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Essendon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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9/64 Church of St Mary
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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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