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Church of St Edmund, Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding

Description: Church of St Edmund

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 118285

OS Grid Reference: TL5717811438
OS Grid Coordinates: 557178, 211438
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7795, 0.2770

Location: School Lane, Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding, Essex CM5 0PA

Locality: Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM5 0PA

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Listing Text


2/11 Church of St. Edmund

Parish Church. C14, C15, C19 with earlier origins. Walls of partly coursed
flint rubble with dressings of clunch. W tower with spire,nave,chancel, S porch
and N vestry. Roofs pegtiled and gabled. Chancel C19 3 light E window, N wall
has 2 windows, the E of 2 cinquefoiled lights with uncusped spandrels and
square head C14. The reset early ogival C14 W window is 2 trefoiled lights
with a square head. Between is a blocked C14 doorway which apparently led to a
rectangular, pentice roofed small chamber projecting on the interior. In the S
wall 2 windows of the C15 partly restored of 2 cinquefoiled lights under 4
centred heads. Between is a much restored C15 doorway with moulded jambs, a 2
centred arch under a square head. The late C14 chancel arch is 2 centred and of
2 moulded orders with a C19 capital. The nave has, in the N wall, 2 windows,
the E is of 2 lights with C19 tracery in a 2 centred head of C14. The W wall is
C19. Between is a mid-C14 doorway with moulded jambs and 2 centred arch with
label. In the S wall are 2 windows as in N wall but E is unrestored. The door
is C19. Exuberant, gabled peg-tiled roofed, timber framed S porch dating from
restoration of 1866-8. Roofs of nave and chancel are C15. Late C12 square bowl
font with circular stem and 4 small shafts and carved sides. Screen under
chancel-arch not in-situ of 3 and ½ double bays, each sub-bay with cinquefoiled
sub cusped and traceried head. Close lower panels with traceried heads and
bases. Late C15, restored. Sounding board over pulpit on short fluted Doric
pilaster with inlaid soffit and enriched cornice E, C18. Monuments in nave, on
N wall, of Sir William Capel 1613, on S wall of Mildred (Capel) wife of Sir
William Lucklyn, Bart. 1633, by Epiphanius of Evesham. Some fragments of C15
glass reset in SE chancel window. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL5717811438

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Source: English Heritage

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