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Church of St Ethelbert and All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Belchamp Otten, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0449 / 52°2'41"N

Longitude: 0.6282 / 0°37'41"E

OS Eastings: 580331

OS Northings: 241765

OS Grid: TL803417

Mapcode National: GBR QH6.PNR

Mapcode Global: VHJHL.TVYQ

Plus Code: 9F422JVH+X7

Entry Name: Church of St Ethelbert and All Saints

Listing Date: 21 June 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113961

Location: Belchamp Otten, Braintree, Essex, CO10

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Belchamp Otten

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Belchamp Otten St Ethelbert and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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21.6.62 Ethelbert and
All Saints


Church. Circa 1130 Nave. C13 Chancel with some late C14 re-building. Late
C14 South porch with C15 Arch. Late C15 Bell Turret possibly with C17 and C19
repairs. C19 North Porch. Of flint rubble at one time cement rendered,
dressings of limestone and clunch The mainly C19 rebuilt belfry is crenellated
and rendered and has 2 light louvred openings to each face. Red plain tiled
roofs. Stone coping to east gable of Nave with C15 Apex stone, the stump of a
former cross. Chancel. East window of 3 trefoiled lights under segmental head,
the moulded rear arch C13. In North and South walls are 2 late C14 windows of 2
trefoiled lights under square heads with moulded labels. Late C14 Chancel Arch
is two centred of 2 moulded orders dying onto the plain hollow chamfered
responds. Plain 2 centred piscina in south wall. Roof C15 of 7 cants with
scissor braces and moulded wall plate. Communion Rails. Early C18 moulded rail
and twisted baluster. Brick floor with C14 tomb with raised central cross ridge
and ornamentation. Glass C14 bordered heads to North East and South East
windows. Nave South windows C15 of two trefoiled lights under a square head and
3 ogee lights under a square head. North window C14 of 3 cinquefoil lights with
tracery in a 4 centre head under a moulded label. North doorway with C12
chamfered jambs and a C16 four centred arch. Splays and rear arch original.
C19/20 west window of 2 lights in 2 centred arch. South Doorway circa 1130 2
order semi-circular arch, the inner roll moulded the outer enriched with
chevrons. Jambs of 2 shafted orders, spirally fluted and beaded with cable
moulded bases, the capitals carved and scalloped with moulded abaci. One west
capital has been reversed. The depressed rear arch C14/15. Vertically boarded
door with 4 ornate hinges. Roof of 7 cants, plastered. Bell Turret at west end
originally on portal frames, now on 4 eastern posts, the central pair of which
are carved with guilloche pattern. North East of these supports is a small
panelled gallery approached by a ladder. Box pews to North and South above
which is a plain tie beam. On the West wall are two boards with painted Exodus
1/4 and 5/10. Font. C15 octagonal, quatrefoil panelled bowl with crenellated
rim. The stem panelled 2 lights with quatrefoils over. Moulded base. Plain
timber octagonal ribbed cover with octagonal finial. Pulpit. Late C16 Oak
octagonal with the upper panels enriched with arcades. Glass. Fragments of
tabernacle work of C14 and C15. South Porch has a C15 outer archway, 2 centred
of 2 chamfered orders, the east and west windows are C15 of 2 cinquefoil lights
under square heads, with segmental outer order of brick. The roof is of 7 cants
with crenellated wall plates. Water stoup in North East corner. RCHM 1.

Listing NGR: TL8033141765

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