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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Henham, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9344 / 51°56'3"N

Longitude: 0.2451 / 0°14'42"E

OS Eastings: 554446

OS Northings: 228589

OS Grid: TL544285

Mapcode National: GBR MD2.NSQ

Mapcode Global: VHHLJ.6MGY

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 21 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405843

Location: Henham, Uttlesford, Essex, CM22

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Henham

Built-Up Area: Henham

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Henham St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(west side)
Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 5428 44/406 21.2.67


A mainly C13 and C14 church which has escaped much later alteration. A flint
and stone church comprising an early C13 chancel, a C14 nave, with a south
aisle of circa 1300, developed from a late C13 south transept, and a west
tower of circa 1325. The tower is of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses, a
later brick battlemented parapet and small lead spire. The chancel has some
lancet windows. The second column of the north arcade has a fine carving
of the Virgin and Child with censing angels. The north arcade also has the
carving of a leopard's head and a dragon. The south porch is of the C15,
with carved spandrels to the entrance archway and roof braces. The interior
fittings include a fine C15 octagonal font carved with shields, a high C15
chancel screen and a fine C15 hexagonal pulpit carved with small buttresses,
pinnacles and traceried panels. There is an C18 monument to Samuel Feake,
Chairman of the East India Company and Governor of Fort William (d. 1757).
The church occupies an important position in the village centre which stands
at the west end of the present village. Graded for its architectural, historical
and topographical value.

Listing NGR: TL5444628589

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

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