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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Langham, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9645 / 51°57'52"N

Longitude: 0.96 / 0°57'36"E

OS Eastings: 603448

OS Northings: 233700

OS Grid: TM034337

Mapcode National: GBR SM8.X3Z

Mapcode Global: VHKFM.LWDC

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 April 1965

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419107

Location: Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Civil Parish: Langham

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Langham with Boxted

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

LANGHAM
TM 0333
25/1 Church of St Mary
7.4.65
the entry shall be amended to read:
TM 0333 LANGHAM
25/1 Church of St Mary
7.4.65
I
Church. C14 and earlier, comprising west tower, nave, south aisle and chancel, all of rubble and flint
with some Roman brick and with stone trim. Tower has western angle buttresses with 4 off-sets
beneath first floor, then 2 stages with trefoiled lancets, labelled, and red brick pinnacles. South wall
of aisle has angle buttresses and 3 wall buttresses and four 2-light cinquefoil windows beneath head
stopped labels. Roofs ridged, gabled and peg-tiled, chancel with a finial cross at east apex. South
chancel wall has a priest's door and 2 C14 trefoiled windows with quatrefoiled 'eyes' and labels. East
window 3 lights cinquefoiled with head-stops to label and Y-tracery bars. Some indurated
conglomerate. Nave north wall has a Y window (circa 1300) 2 cinquefoil, then a C20 timber porch.
South doorway of2 orders, each with sunk-chamfers circa 1320/40 and head-stopped label. South
arcade of 6 bays, piers having scroll-moulded capitals. Nave roof of 7 cants and double collars. North
nave windows have internal fillets and rolls to tracery-barn. Bench ends with poppy heads, 2 with
angels. early dug-out chest and later C13 chest in vestry. Monument on south wall to Margaret
Maude dated 1853 by Manning. Cast iron inscription plate in south porch.

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1. LANGHAM
5214
TM 0333 25/1 Church of St Mary
7.4.65
II
GV
2.
C14 and earlier, comprising west tower, nave, south aisle and chancel, all of
rubble and flint with some Roman brick and with stone trim. Tower has western
angle buttresses with 4 off-sets beneath first floor then 2 stages with trefoiled
lancets, labelled; and red brick C17 pinnacles. South aisle parapetted and with
a C20 south porch of timber. South wall of aisle has angle buttresses and 3 wall
buttresses, and four 2-light cinquefoil windows beneath head stopped labels.
Roofs ridged, gabled and peg-tiled, chancel with a finial cross at east apex.
South chancel wall has a priest's door and 2 C14 trefoiled windows with quatrefoiled
yes' and labels. East window 3 lights cinquefoiled with head-stops to label
and Y-tracery bars. Some indurated conglomerate. Nave north wall has a Y window
(circa 1300) 2 cinquefoil, then a C20 timber porch. South doorway of 2 orders
each with sunk-chamfers circa 1320/40 head-stopped label. South arcade of 6 bays,
piers having scroll-moulded capitals. Nave roof of 7 cants and double collars.
North nave windows have internal fillets and rolls to tracery-bars. Bench ends
with poppy heads, 2 with angels. Early dug-out chest and later C15 chest in vestry.
Monument on south wall to Margaret Maude dated 1853 by Manning. Cast iron inscription
plate in south porch. Red brick walls enclosing churchyard, modern lych gate
on west side.
(RCHM 1).


Listing NGR: TM0344833700

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