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Church of All Saints, Wickham St Paul

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 114377

OS Grid Reference: TL8271337133
OS Grid Coordinates: 582713, 237133
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0026, 0.6604

Location: Church Road, Wickham St Paul, Essex CO9 2PH

Locality: Wickham St Paul
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 2PH

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Listing Text

TL 83 NW
2/181 Church of All Saints
Parish Church. Mainly C14 with early C16 west tower and C19 restorations.
Plastered flint rubble to Nave, Chancel and south porch. C19 flint rubble North
organ chamber and chapel. Early C16 west tower. Red brick with some diapering
Red tiled roofs with pierced ridge tiles. The Chancel is not divided from the
Nave. C19/C20 east window of 3 lights with intersecting tracery in two centred
arch with label and face stops. South wall has two C20 pointed arch windows
with labels and possible original rear arches. Between these windows is a
blocked 2 centre arched doorway. C20 arch leads into north chapel. Diagonal
buttresses to east wall corners and two buttresses to south wall. 7 cant
boarded roof. Crenellated wall plates. C14 Piscina with chamfered jambs and
cinquefoil ogee head. Quatrefoil drain. C19 mosaic reredos. C19 metal
communion rails. Probably C17 carved altar table. Chancel Screen Mid C15
restored. 8 bays, central bay with septfoil, cusped ogee head, crocketed label,
carved spandrels. Side bays have traceried trefoil heads, cusped and crocketed.
Closed lower panels with traceried heads moulded cornice and middle rail.
Crenellated beams over. Nave. South wall has a C15 window of 3 cinquefoil
lights under a four centred head and a C20 two light ogee window with cusping.
There are four windows in the north wall. Eastern, C14 of one cinquefoil ogee
light. The second C19 of 3 lights with C15 rear splays and segmental pointed
head and three fragments of C15 glass. The western two C19/C20 cusped two light
ogees with tracery and labels. 3 pierced iron louvres to plinth. South doorway
probably C14 with moulded jambs and two centred arch. The C15 roof of 7 cants
is ceiled and plastered with two moulded tie beams, wall posts and brackets.
Moulded wall plate. C16 recess in west wall with segmental pointed head. Set
of 8 handbells in tower arch. West Tower of 3 stages with angled buttresses.
Crenellated with crocketed pinnacles. Crenellated and angled south east stair
turret. Moulded plinth. Four centred nave arch of three chamfered orders.
Stair turret doorway with a four centred head. Blocked west doorway with four
centred arch of four square orders. Restored west window of 3 lights with
intersecting tracery in a four centred head with moulded label. Second stage
north and south walls with pointed loops. Each wall of the bell chamber has a
window of two four centred lights under a four centred head. "Dated valley roof
of 1505 supported on a heavy beam" (C.A. Hewett Church Carpentry 1974). Reputed
to be five bells three of which date from C16.

Listing NGR: TL8271337133

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Source: English Heritage

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