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Church of All Saints, Middleton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 115828

OS Grid Reference: TL8709639675
OS Grid Coordinates: 587096, 239675
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0239, 0.7256

Location: Rectory Road, Middleton, Essex CO10 7LW

Locality: Middleton
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 7LW

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Listing Text

TL 83 NE
5/107 Church of All Saints
- I

Parish Church. Mid C12, with C13 and C16 alterations and restored in C19.
Flint rubble, cement rendered with dressings of Barnack stone and clunch. Red
plain tile roof, with timber framed bell turret. Mid C12 Nave has in N wall
two C19 windows and N doorway with segmental arch, now blocked. S wall has
an early C13 recess, with chamfered 2 centred arch having dog-tooth ornament,
plain respond on one side and re-used C12 octagonal shaft with diapered faces
and scalloped capital on the other side. In this recess is a C13 lancet window.
To the W is a coupled lancet of the C13. Mid C12 South doorway with round
arch of 2 orders with chevron ornament and billeted label. The jambs have each
2 shafts with scalloped capitals, grooved and chamfered abaci and moulded bases.
West window is C19. Mid C12 Chancel was extended in C13. E window is C14 and
has 3 pointed lights with intersecting tracery in a 2 centred head. N wall
has late C13 window with single trefoiled light and C19 window to W. S wall
has four windows, 2 of which are C14, of single cinquefoiled lights in 2 centred
heads with moulded labels. There is also a C13 lancet and C19 window. Mid
C12 chancel arch is semi-circular, of 2 orders, enriched with chevron ornament.
Responds are of 3 orders and have each 2 shafts, the inner octagonal, enriched
and with a foliated capital. The outer round and with a scalloped capital.
Bases are moulded. Chamfered impost has carved lozenge ornament. C16 South
porch, largely rebuilt in C19, with re-used original brick and timber. Early
C15 Nave roof, of 3 bays with integral belfry framed on the western tie beam.
Raised tie beams with moulded arch bracing, and pierced traceried spandrels.
High collars with short braced king posts. Chancel roof is braced to collars,
and ceiled into 5 cants. S door is early C15 with traceried panels. Tomb
recesses in north and south wall of nave, with moulded segmental-pointed arches
and labels. Triple shafted jambs with moulded slab to James Samson, rector
in 1349, has incised figure in vestments, with cusped and crocketed canopy with
side pinnacles and marginal inscription. C16 painting of the Annunication,
said to be by Schiavone. C14 Piscina in Chancel, with moulded 2 centred head
and sexfoiled drain and oak shaft. (RCHM1)

Listing NGR: TL8709639675

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Source: English Heritage

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