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Parish Church of St Christopher Willingale Doe, Willingale

Description: Parish Church of St Christopher Willingale Doe

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 118523

OS Grid Reference: TL5962607370
OS Grid Coordinates: 559626, 207370
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7423, 0.3106

Locality: Willingale
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM5 0SJ

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Listing Text

(West side),
5/114 Parish Church of
20.2.67 St. Christopher
Willingale Doe


Parish Church, chancel and nave late C14, tower and porch mid C15, north aisle
added and rest substantially restored in C19. Walling is of flint rubble with
fragments of free stone and Roman bricks, with limestone and clunch dressings.
Nave and chancel roofs are gabled in peg tiles. Chancel has C19 east window
but with C15 rear arch and label. North and south walls each have 2 late C14
windows restored. On south wall is a C14 doorway almost entirely reconstructed.
Late C14 chancel arch with 2 hollow chamfered orders and moulded capitals.
The nave has C19 north arcade. In the south wall are 3 late C14 style windows
each of 2 lights and the original, late C14 south doorway with moulded jambs,
a 2-centred arch and C19 label. The west tower is of 3 stages with an
embattled parapet. The bell chamber has 2 light C19 windows on west, south
and north faces. The tower arch is of 2 orders, the inner hollow chamfered
and continuous, the outer moulded and interrupted by moulded capitals and bases
on each respond. Roof of nave has crownposts with straight bracing now encased.
Chancel has a moulded wallplate of C14/C15. South porch is C19 rebuilding of
timber and brick structure incorporating simple old crownpost tiebeam and arch
braces. This now has turned baluster like mullions. C15 stone font, octagonal
with each face having quatrefoils inscribed in circle and blank shields.
Monument in chancel to Robert Wiseman 1641, Richard Wiseman, 1618, and Mary,
his wife, 1635. Elaborate of allabaster and marble with 3 Corinthian columns
standing on lions head corbels, supporting entablatures and coffered semi-
circular vaults. Reclining effigy of man in plate armour on shelf. Smaller
kneeling figures in civil costume of man and wife. The Wisemans owned Torrells
Hall (item 6/3). Also in chancel, wall monument to Johannes Salter 1744, and
in nave, to Winifred Barrington of marble with cupids. Included for
Architectural, Historic Landscape and group value. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL5962607370

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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