Parish Church (Dedication Unknown), Liston
Description: Parish Church (Dedication Unknown)
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 114060
OS Grid Reference: TL8527444782
OS Grid Coordinates: 585274, 244782
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0704, 0.7018
Location: Liston Lane, Liston, Essex CO10 7HS
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TL 84 SE LISTON LISTON LANE
5/136 Parish Church
Parish Church. Early C12 Nave. Circa 1230 the Chancel wall probably widened
to the same width as the Nave. Chancel Arch may have been removed then or C15.
C19 Restorations when North Vestry South Chapel and South Porch were added.
Flint rubble walls stone dressed excepting West Tower which is a good example of
C16 brickwork. Red tiled roofs. Chancel C19/20 east window of 3 lights with 3
roundels over in 2 centred arch. The rear splays and arch are original. C19/20
doorway and recess in north wall. C19/20 2 light window with roundel over to
south wall. In place of the Chancel Arch is a moulded beam on chamfered wall
posts with curved brackets. Excellent panelled Chancel roof of 6 cants with
moulded beams and carved figures on the principals. Moulded wall plates with
carved cresting. Nave North wall C15 window of 3 trefoiled ogee lights with
tracery over in a two-centred head. Further west the C12 North Doorway
(blocked). Plain jambs, semi-circular head and plain tympanum. Lintel
ornamented with foliar and chevron etc. design. South Wall has a C15 restored 3
light window similar to that in N wall. C12 South Doorway with C16 4 centred
arch and C12 jambs. The Door C16 of studded boards with moulded strips and good
strap hinges. The semi-circular rear arch is original. Nave Roof - dated 1701
with initials I.S. of 7 obtuse cants, ceiled and pargetted. West Tower of red
brick with diapering. Parapet is crenellated and crow stepped with a corbel
table of trefoiled arches. Crenellated octagonal North East stair turret
higher than the tower. Tower Arch is 2-centred, of 3 orders, 2 of which are
chamfered responds with semi-circular shafts with moulded capitals and bases of
stone. West window of brick is of 3 lights with intersecting tracery in a 2-
centred head. Moulded label, jambs and arch. Mullions renewed in wood. Second
stage South and West walls have a window of one pointed light. Bell Chamber
East, South and West walls have 2-light windows with 4-centred heads. North
wall with a similar single window. Diagonal buttresses. Stair Turret doorway
with chamfered jambs and 4-centred arch. The C16 door of studded battens with
hollow chamfered strips and good strap hinges. Font C15. Traceried panels,
carved square bosses to octagonal bowl. Moulded base and traceried sides to
stem. One side of step enriched with a band of quatrefoils. Glass. In Nave
fragments in tracery of North window C15 also C19 glass. Piscina In Chancel
C14 with modern basin, moulded jambs and trefoiled head. In Nave. C15, hollow
chamfered jambs and cinquefoiled head with carved spandrels. Basin, Back and
sides cased with modern marble. C15 Seat in Chancel made up with 2 standards
with carved poppies, moulded rail and cusped panelling to back. Stool C17
stool with turned legs and carved strap-work rails. Monument on south wall
AD1730 Poley Clopton MD. 2 painted boards - 10 Commandments.
Listing NGR: TL8527444782
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