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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Loughton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6464 / 51°38'47"N

Longitude: 0.0548 / 0°3'17"E

OS Eastings: 542267

OS Northings: 196176

OS Grid: TQ422961

Mapcode National: GBR N6.SLS

Mapcode Global: VHHMR.WWV7

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 29 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111217

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118630

Location: Loughton, Epping Forest, Essex, IG10

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Loughton

Built-Up Area: Loughton

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Loughton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

1/36 Parish Church of St. Mary
the Virgin

- II

Parish church, 1872, by Thomas Henry Watson. Random Godalming stone with
bonding courses of 3 layers of red clay tiles at irregular intervals, limestone
dressings, plastered internally, roofed with late C19 red clay plain tiles.
Chancel with semi-octagonal apse, 2 transepts, nave with two aisles and S porch,
choir vestry to N of chancel, vicar's vestry to S of chancel, all contemporary.
All windows have 2-centred arches and 2-centred tracery except where otherwise
stated. Th chancel has 3 windows with 2-centred arches and 2 2-centred lights
with a round shaft between and trefoil above; the lower walls are lined with
carved oak panelling. The chancel arch is 2-centred. The arcades are of 4 bays
with 2-centred arches on round piers with carved capitals of naturalistic
floriate and foliate designs, all different, executed by an unknown carver,
1872-1886. The clerestory windows appear on the outside as trefoils,
quatrefoils and a cinquefoil, on the inside as double lights with 2-centred
arches and a round light above. The S doorway has a 2-centred arch with
Mannerist rusticated jambs, the stonework on the outside left unfinished where
carved detail might be expected. The choir vestry has a timber dormer to the E
with 4 ogee-headed lights, leaded. The roof of the chancel is of high quality,
arched ribs converging to meet arch-braced collar-trusses. The roof of the nave
is of 7 cants, the timber exposed. The roof of the N transept is of 6 cants,
the timber exposed, the S transept presumably similar but not visible. The
pulpit is of limestone with naturalistic floriate carving. The font is of
marble, round and plain. The construction is fully recorded in K. A. Vine: 'the
Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Loughton, a short history, 1967, copy in
Essex Record Office.

Listing NGR: TQ4226796176

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