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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Stapleford Abbotts, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6439 / 51°38'37"N

Longitude: 0.1678 / 0°10'4"E

OS Eastings: 550094

OS Northings: 196122

OS Grid: TQ500961

Mapcode National: GBR RL.4YZ

Mapcode Global: VHHMT.VYL5

Plus Code: 9F32J5V9+H4

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118685

Location: Stapleford Abbotts, Epping Forest, Essex, RM4

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Town: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Stapleford Abbotts

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Stapleford Abbotts

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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3/9 Parish Church of
20.2.67 St. Mary the
Virgin (formerly listed
as Church of St Mary)


Parish church, mainly rebuilt in C19, retaining C17 N chapel and interior
features from C14 onwards. Nave and chancel of random stone with limestone
dressings, W tower of stock brick with limestone dressings, N chapel of red
brick, English bond, roofs of red clay tiles. N chapel 1638, W tower 1815,
nave, chancel, vestry and S porch 1862 by T. Jekyll of Norwich. E window, 3
N windows, 2 S windows and W window have geometrical tracery. The N or Abdy
chapel has a small E lobby, with segmental-headed outer and inner doorways,
plastered; above the latter is a date 1638 in brickwork. In the N and W walls
are original round-headed windows, the arches externally of brick, the remainder
plastered. External eaves cornice, cement-rendered. Coved ceiling. Original
panelled door in outer doorway of lobby. In the E window of the C19 vestry,
early C14 glass, with figure of St. Edward the Confessor holding a ring. In
chancel, reset piscina with pointed head and foiled drain, C14. Pulpit late
C16, hexagonal, sides panelled with arched heads and moulded pendants, arabesque
frieze to cornice. In W tower, wall monument to Francis Stonard, 1604, and
Lucye (Higham) his wife, 1596, also to Henry Stonard his brother, 1555, marble
and slate tablet and panels of a larger monument with shield of arms. 3
cartouches of arms, C17, restored. Wall monument to Sir John Abdy, 1758, with
large putto, oval medallion, portrait, and broken pediment on brackets.

Listing NGR: TQ5009496122

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