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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Loughton

Description: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118630

OS Grid Reference: TQ4226796176
OS Grid Coordinates: 542267, 196176
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6464, 0.0548

Location: 207 A121, Loughton, Essex IG10 1DX

Locality: Loughton
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: IG10 1DX

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Listing Text

1/36 Parish Church of St. Mary
the Virgin

- II

Parish church, 1872, by Thomas Henry Watson. Random Godalming stone with
bonding courses of 3 layers of red clay tiles at irregular intervals, limestone
dressings, plastered internally, roofed with late C19 red clay plain tiles.
Chancel with semi-octagonal apse, 2 transepts, nave with two aisles and S porch,
choir vestry to N of chancel, vicar's vestry to S of chancel, all contemporary.
All windows have 2-centred arches and 2-centred tracery except where otherwise
stated. Th chancel has 3 windows with 2-centred arches and 2 2-centred lights
with a round shaft between and trefoil above; the lower walls are lined with
carved oak panelling. The chancel arch is 2-centred. The arcades are of 4 bays
with 2-centred arches on round piers with carved capitals of naturalistic
floriate and foliate designs, all different, executed by an unknown carver,
1872-1886. The clerestory windows appear on the outside as trefoils,
quatrefoils and a cinquefoil, on the inside as double lights with 2-centred
arches and a round light above. The S doorway has a 2-centred arch with
Mannerist rusticated jambs, the stonework on the outside left unfinished where
carved detail might be expected. The choir vestry has a timber dormer to the E
with 4 ogee-headed lights, leaded. The roof of the chancel is of high quality,
arched ribs converging to meet arch-braced collar-trusses. The roof of the nave
is of 7 cants, the timber exposed. The roof of the N transept is of 6 cants,
the timber exposed, the S transept presumably similar but not visible. The
pulpit is of limestone with naturalistic floriate carving. The font is of
marble, round and plain. The construction is fully recorded in K. A. Vine: 'the
Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Loughton, a short history, 1967, copy in
Essex Record Office.

Listing NGR: TQ4226796176

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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