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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Horkesley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9516 / 51°57'5"N

Longitude: 0.8517 / 0°51'6"E

OS Eastings: 596066

OS Northings: 231960

OS Grid: TL960319

Mapcode National: GBR RL0.L5M

Mapcode Global: VHKFR.Q64R

Plus Code: 9F32XV22+JM

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 27 January 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420511

Location: Little Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Little Horkesley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Little Horkesley St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Church of St Peter and
St Paul
TL 93 SE 3/102
Mid C20 on the site of ancient church destroyed by enemy action 21.9.1940 Architects
Duncan Clark RIBA, and the late Marshall Sissons. West tower in 3 stages with
polygonal stair turret at north-east return rectangular windows with double
at top stage, each stage has a chamfered string course, parapet is embattled.
Nave with south aisle and north transept. Roofs low-pitched and either felted
or metalled. Walls rendered. South aisle with 3 buttresses, chamfered string
above footings which re-use ancient stones. Three windows in south wall under
square hood moulds, each of 3 perpendicular lancets. Chancel has one pair of
these windows above a flat topped extension to south. Red brick south porch,
crow stepped gable and round arched entrance. Inside plain chamfered arcade
of 2 thin and one returned tower piers. All furniture of modern oak. Effigies
of the mid 13th century of 2 Knights clad in mail under surcoats, Crusaders
with feet on dogs legs crossed, seven and a half feet tall. Members of the
de Horkesley family. One Lady, feet on 2 dogs, addorsed, wearing gown and wimple.
Tombs: John Swynborne, near the Knights and to the east, Purbeck Marble bearing
brasses of 2 plate armoured Knights standing in attitudes of prayer, inscribed
1430. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: TL9606631960

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