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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Twinstead, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9975 / 51°59'51"N

Longitude: 0.7097 / 0°42'35"E

OS Eastings: 586119

OS Northings: 236697

OS Grid: TL861366

Mapcode National: GBR QHX.L8J

Mapcode Global: VHKFH.8221

Plus Code: 9F32XPX5+2V

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 21 June 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115836

Location: Twinstead, Braintree, Essex, CO10

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Twinstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Twinstead St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/10/2012

TL 83 NE

Church of St. John The Evangelist


Church. 1859/60, by Charles Woodyer. Red brick with stone dressings and tracery;
gabled plain tile roofs. Plan of chancel with organ chamber and vestry to north and
nave with south west porch and west bellcote. Middle pointed style. Offset
buttresses, with stone gablets to chancel; church encircled by band of black and
white polychrome brick, with frieze of white trefoiled panels. Chancel: 3-light east
window with octofoil light; south wall has 2 trefoiled lancets and unusual
triangular - shaped architrave framing multi-foiled round window; north wall has
lean-to and gabled roofs to organ chamber and vestry, which have Caermarvon-arched doorway,
Middle Pointed and quatrefoil windows. Nave has 4-light windows, all with distinctive
cusping to tracery. Porch has lateral buttresses flanking pointed moulded arch with
chamfered outer order and engaged columns; studded door set in early C14 style
pointed moulded arch. West elevation: offset buttresses to paired colonettes
supporting chamfered pointed arch, framing unusual triangular - shaped window with
cusped tracery, continued to gabled bellcote with arched bell opening; C18
weathervane; Interior: waggon roof with moulded ribs to chancel and arch-braced
roof with curved wind braces and upper king posts to nave. Floors of mid C19 glazed
coloured tiles. Nave and chancel walls are lavishly executed in structural polychromy
in red, white and black; nave walls have trellising above strong pattern of blind
arcading. Chancel has small piscina, wrought-iron openwork to altar rail and
excellent mid C19 stained glass by Hardman; triple chancel arch of limestone with
quatrefoil shafts and moulded capitals. Octagonal limestone font with black marble
band, supported on central compound pier encircled by open arcade
supported on small red marble shafts; unusual cover with dove
counterweight to elaborate wrought-iron lifting frame. Memorials: mid/late C19
memorial brasses and tablets; early C17 brass effigies to Wyncoll family in north
wall of nave. (RCHM 1; Buildings of England).

Listing NGR: TL8611936697

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