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Finchingfield Congregational Church, Finchingfield

Description: Finchingfield Congregational Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115152

OS Grid Reference: TL6833732850
OS Grid Coordinates: 568337, 232850
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9686, 0.4491

Location: Brent Hall Road, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4LA

Locality: Finchingfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 4LA

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/8 Finchingfield
Congregational Church


Congregational church. Late C18, altered in early C19. Red and blue brick in
Flemish bond, partly stuccoed, with slate roof. Rectangular plan with entrance
at gable end facing S. Facade extended to each side to conceal stair turrets eo
gallery. Early C20 single-storey flat-roofed extensions to front, each side of
entrance. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 4 C20 casements. First floor, 3 original
sashes of 15 lights with rounded heads. Pediment with oval plaque containing 6-
pointed star. Low-pitched roof. Central recessed porch with doors to each side
and Tuscan portico. 2 C20 doors. The ground floor extension has a moulded
cornice. Upper part of facade stuccoed and painted, ground floor extension
cement rendered, sides and back of brickwork. The interior a horseshoe gallery
on cast iron stanchions with panelled front, and upper galleries on each side on
profiled brackets, with cast iron railings incorporating anthemion designs.
Internal stairs to upper galleries. The church was built in 1779. It was
enlarged and the first gallery built during the ministry of the Reverend John
Blackburn, 1815-23, and the upper gallery was added during the ministry of the
Reverend Baxter, 1824-33. (An Historical Sketch of the Congregational Church at
Finchingfield, Essex, 1955,unsigned).

Listing NGR: TL6833732850

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Source: English Heritage

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