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Description: Wall to the Church of St Mary the Virgin
Date Listed: 29 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 113713
OS Grid Reference: TL7568125660
OS Grid Coordinates: 575681, 225660
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9018, 0.5522
691/5/187 CHURCH STREET
29-NOV-73 BOCKING CHURCH STREET
WALL TO THE CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
C16 with C17 and later repairs
Flint rubble, patched with brick of various dates.
On S and W sides of churchyard
A C16 flint rubble wall, patched with C17 and later brick. It is embattled and has moulded stone copings. Near the NW end are traces of an opening. The N wall is C17 brick on a flint rubble base.
The church of St Mary, Bocking is an important C14 and later wool church that has considerable work of the late C15 and early C16, a campaign of works to which the wall may be related.
RCHME Essex I (1916), 33
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The wall to the church of St Mary the Virgin, Braintree, Essex is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reasons:
* An important survival of a C16 churchyard wall, much restored in the C17 and later.
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Source: English Heritage
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