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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in West Bergholt, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.917 / 51°55'1"N

Longitude: 0.8384 / 0°50'18"E

OS Eastings: 595298

OS Northings: 228086

OS Grid: TL952280

Mapcode National: GBR RLC.NT6

Mapcode Global: VHKFY.H22Q

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 April 1965

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421358

Location: West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Civil Parish: West Bergholt

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: West Bergholt St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

WEST BERGHOLT HALL ROAD
1.
5214
Church of St Mary
TL 92 NE 8/41 7.4.65
I
2.
Comprising: nave with west bell-turret, chancel, south aisle and south porch
- the whole redundant but still consecrated. The nave is built of indurated
conglomerate, locally 'mined' and its north wall dates from circa 1000 AD as
excavation has revealed. This building had an apsidal east end, later converted
into the present square ended chancel. The south aisle was added and the 3
bay arcade during the C14, the chancel was also extended east, in circa 1300,
and has Y-tracery side windows, the south aisle windows being curvilinear.
Numerous early romanesque carved stones were reused in the present walls. All
roofs are ridged, gabled and pegtiled including that of the timber south porch
which has a red brick plinth.
Excavation proved that the west end was originally of timber and items from
this were reused in the existing belfry which is of 2 builds; both medieval.
Inside: massive tiebeams to 7 canted roof of nave which plastered, as is that
of chancel. Gallery at west end on 2 Ionic columns with 3 bay panelled front
rail above entablature with triglyphi. South aisle has trefoiled piscina at
south east return. Font with square stem and cylindrical bowl; chest, large
and ironbound with 6 hinges to its 2 lids. (RCHM 1).


Listing NGR: TL9529828086

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