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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Little Sampford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9768 / 51°58'36"N

Longitude: 0.4055 / 0°24'19"E

OS Eastings: 565311

OS Northings: 233657

OS Grid: TL653336

Mapcode National: GBR NF7.1B1

Mapcode Global: VHJHV.ZK6Y

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 21 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407110

Location: Little Sampford, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Little Sampford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 63 SE 20/460 21.2.67


Flint and stone rubble church mainly of the early C14. The west tower shows
evidence of an interruption of the building work after the lower 2 stages
were completed before the mid C14. Probably due to the intervention of
the Black Death. The upper stages were built after 1350. It has set-back
buttresses which become octagonal corner turrets with plain pinnacles at
the top stage, an embattled parapet and a small C17 leaded spire. The nave
with quatrefoil clerestorey windows is C14 and the arcade has lozenge shaped
piers with attached shafts. The chancel was rebuilt and the north porch
added in the late C15. The south porch of red and blue brick is C17 and
in 1682 the nave roof was renewed. There is some C19 restoration. The
interior has a number of C16, C17 and C18 monuments including monuments
of Sir Edward Greene (d. 1556), William Twedy (d. 1605) and wife and a standing
wall monument of Bridget Peck (d. 1712). Graded for its architectural and
historical value. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL6531133657

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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