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Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leaden Roding, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7953 / 51°47'43"N

Longitude: 0.3042 / 0°18'15"E

OS Eastings: 558998

OS Northings: 213248

OS Grid: TL589132

Mapcode National: GBR MFW.KQ0

Mapcode Global: VHHMB.746K

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352768

Location: Leaden Roding, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Leaden Roding

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: The South Rodings

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


5/26 Parish Church of St.
20.2.67 Michael and All Angels


Parish church, C11 and C13, altered in C14, C15 and C19. Flint rubble with
some admixture of freestone, and freestone dressings. Roofs tiled.
Nave, late C11. Chancel C13. North wall of nave rebuilt C14. Bell turret
at west end of nave, C15. Restored, part of south wall of nave rebuilt,
north vestry and south porch added, C19. The chancel (7.8 x 7 metres) has a
C19 east window. In the south wall are 2 windows, the eastern a single round-
headed light, C19 externally, plastered internally, the western C19. Between
the windows is a C19 doorway, and between that and the eastern window is the
C13 head of a lancet window, visible externally, blocked internally. There
is no channel arch. The nave (11.8 x 6.5 metres) has in the north wall 2
windows. The eastern is C15, of 2 cinquefoiled lights with a quatrefoil in a
4-centred head, much restored and with a re-set moulded label with head stops,
C14. The western window is early C14, of 2 cinquefoiled lights in a 2-centred
head with a moulded label, partly restored; it has 2 wrought-iron grills,
incomplete at the top. Between the windows is the C14 north doorway with
moulded jambs and hollow moulded shallow 2-centred arch; above it is a small
window with shallow segmental head and wrought-iron grill, now covered by the
C19 vestry; the internal arch has a shallow 2-centred head, plain chamfered.
In the south wall is a single round-headed light, C19 externally, plastered
internally; further west is the late C11 south doorway with plain jambs, semi-
circular arch and grooved and chamfered imposts. The window in the west wall
is C19. The 7-canted roof of the chancel is of unusually shallow-pitch. Thin
collars are lap-jointed to the rafters; the collar-braces are also thin, and are
tenoned at both ends. The walls seem to have spread, distorting the roof.
Most of the ashlar-pieces have been re-set. The date is uncertain. The nave
roof is in 4 bays, 7-canted as in the chancel, but with 2 collars to each
rafter couple, and fully tenoned. The wallplates are moulded with waves and
beaks and embattled, C14, severed at the west end for an inserted bell-turret.
The four posts and east tiebeam of the turret have double hollow-chamfer
mouldings, with arch braces, and saltire bracing at the sides, late C15 or
early C16. The turret is weatherboarded, with a shingled spire. There are
3 bells, of which one is inscribed 'John Aylet Gave Me In the Vorchip (worship)
Of the Trinite Ao. 1523'. The communion rail is moulded with turned balusters,
intermediate balusters removed, mid C17. The font has an octagonal bowl with
moulded lower edge, plain stem, 2 staples, C14, and cover with shaped cross-
piece as handle, C17. In the southwest window of the chancel there are 3
foliated quarries and fragments of C14 glass. There is a piscina in the north
wall of the nave, at the east end, with hollow chamfered 2-centred head and
foiled drain, early C14, drain broken. Poor box is made from a C15 or C16
moulded post, hollow and fixed to the floor of the nave, with a lid, cross-straps
and staples, C17. The pulpit is octagonal with ribbed trumpet-stem, moulded
top and lower rails, sides with traceried panels, embattled rail and quatrefoil
lower panels, buttresses at angles, octagonal stem-post with moulded capital,
early C16, and C19 base. Moulded rails of the early C16 are incorporated in
C19 seating.

Listing NGR: TL5899813248

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

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