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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in West Mersea, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7751 / 51°46'30"N

Longitude: 0.9109 / 0°54'39"E

OS Eastings: 600916

OS Northings: 212504

OS Grid: TM009125

Mapcode National: GBR SPJ.P3R

Mapcode Global: VHKGK.QNX1

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 11 October 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225167

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421425

Location: West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Civil Parish: West Mersea

Built-Up Area: West Mersea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: West Mersea St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

WEST MERSEA HIGH STREET
1.
5214
Church of St Peter
and St Paul
TM 01 SW 23/23 11.10.49
I
2.
Parish Church, comprising: west tower, nave and lower chancel south aisle and
north porch. Tower of the Saxo/Norman overlap (C11) of 3 stages, C17 embattled
parapet built of septaria, laid diagonally, in alternating directions. Red
brick quoins, some bricks Roman. C11 windows in north and south walls of ground
storey, western arch plain, 3 corbelled stones at each impost. West window
C16, with 2 round headed lights beneath 4 which formerly cinquefoiled, but cut
back to round heads. Second storey has a circular opening in west wall, bell-stage
has in each wall a C14 window of 2 cinquefoiled lights, one transom, 2 centred
head.
Nave rendered, with 2, C19 gothic windows set in blocked larger openings. Roof
ridged, gabled and pegtiled with C19 parapet. South aisle with C16 window in
east wall, and arcade of 4 bays with 2 centred arches of 3 chamfered orders,
piers heavily plastered.
Chancel with roof in 7 cants, open timber, obtuse pitch, later Tudorised by
addition of wall-pieces and arches. C14 walls of squared ragstone, 2 C16 windows
in north wall with hoodmoulds, of 4 centres, in red brick. Four centred arch
to an empty tomb recess in north wall. Sanctuary rail from Semer Workhouse,
with good turned balusters. North porch angle buttressed, hip-roofed, C15 with
4 centred north door into nave 2 centred windows in east and west walls. Two
stone corbels from a former roof-truss, carved demi-angles. Fittings: Font
of C13, with octagonal bowl of Purbeck marble-later stem. Coffin lid, with
cross-bottonee in relief circa 1300. Chests one of late date, C16 iron bound
with lock-plates and staples. Another leather covered with 3 locks having pierced
hasp-plates C17 (RCHM 4).


Listing NGR: TM0091612504

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