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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hempstead, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0163 / 52°0'58"N

Longitude: 0.3813 / 0°22'52"E

OS Eastings: 563504

OS Northings: 237996

OS Grid: TL635379

Mapcode National: GBR NDM.F7J

Mapcode Global: VHJHN.KLD5

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 21 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278485

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405642

Location: Hempstead, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Hempstead

Built-Up Area: Hempstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

(north side)
Church of St Andrew
TL 6337 33/386 21.2.67


Mid C14 stone rubble church (consecrated in 1365). The west tower (C15) collapsed
in 1882 and was rebuilt in 1933 in memory of William Harvey (1578-1657), physician
to James I and Charles I and the discoverer of the circulation of the blood.
The north and south arcades have quatrefoil piers and 2 centred arches.
The north and south aisles were rebuilt in the C19. The chancel is C15, with
a C16 brick east wall and window. The north vestry and chapel were added
in the Cl7. William Harvey was buried, at first in the family vault beneath
the north chapel which contains 13 remarkable lead coffins with modelled faces
on them, and later was removed to the massive Carrava marble Sarcophagus,
repaired by the Royal College of Physicians in 1883, in the north chapel.
The font is C14. There are also a number of monuments to the Harvey family
from the C17 to the C19. The church contains a brass of a Knight and Lady
of circa 1500 in the north chapel and C15 and C16 brasses in the nave. The
church is situated apart from the village centre. Graded for its historical
value, its interior features and its association with William Harvey. (RCHM

Listing NGR: TL6350437996

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

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