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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in South Weald, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6469 / 51°38'48"N

Longitude: 0.263 / 0°15'46"E

OS Eastings: 556668

OS Northings: 196659

OS Grid: TQ566966

Mapcode National: GBR VX.YT1

Mapcode Global: VHHMW.HVXV

Plus Code: 9F32J7W7+Q6

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207545

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373508

Location: South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: South Weald

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bentley Common St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TQ59NE MORES LANE, Pilgrims Hatch
723-1/5/254 (West side)
21/10/58 Church of St Paul


Formerly known as: Church of St Paul Bentley Heath.
Church. 1878. By EC Lee. Split flint walls, buttressed with
stone dressings and corners, roofed with flat red tiles.
Essentially in Early English style. Nave with single S aisle
and porch at NW end, chancel with vestry to N and organ
chamber to S, tower rises over vestry.
EXTERIOR: principal, N elevation, E-W, chancel has 3 lancet
windows, tower square with projecting round stair tower on NE
corner and NW corner buttressed. Ground-floor window of 4
grouped lights with cusped heads in 2-centre arch, quatrefoil
light in tympanum. Upper louvred lancet belfry opening with
inner twin lancets and pierced tracery. Broach spire with
lucarnes, shingles. Nave 4 identical lancet windows each
having 2 inner lancets and upper pierced quatrefoils. String
course and lower quatrefoil pierced vents. Porch, lancet arch
on marble shafts with carved Early English style capitals and
gabled roof. Side lighting of 4 trefoiled lancets. Door,
2-leaved, boarded, ornamental iron strap hinges. S elevation,
E-W, chancel with 3 lancet windows and simple boarded door,
projecting organ chamber with gabled roof having a tall lancet
window and a quatrefoil window above. Boiler room below with
chimney. S aisle, 9 lancet windows above a string course and 4
quatrefoil pierced vents below. Parapet with pierced
quatrefoils. E end, chancel E window of 5 grouped lancets of
descending heights, above a niche with a figure of St Paul,
below, decorative walling with triple stone bands and central
foundation stone dated 1878. W end, 2 lancet windows with rose
window above, tracery - central circular `eye' with 6
radiating part circles. Small lancet window in gable. S aisle
wall with heavy outer buttress, trefoil headed doorway, door
boarded with strap hinges.
INTERIOR: nave and aisle of 5 bays, piers alternating, simple
octagonal and round with square capitals ornamented with
prophets and birds. Pulpit in alabaster with trefoiled niches
and figures of Christ and evangelists. Font, cylindrical on
cylindrical shaft and base, rim alabaster, moulded, 2
decorative bands of alternating leaves and birds in Arts and
Crafts style. Chancel E window framed by brown marble
colonnettes. Alabaster reredos with pinnacled and crocketed
canopy, Christ carrying the cross with Roman soldiers, Simon
and the 3 Maries.
The lych gate (qv) and the Church form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5666896659

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