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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 29 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118639
OS Grid Reference: TQ4391796457
OS Grid Coordinates: 543917, 196457
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6485, 0.0788
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TQ 49 NW LOUGHTON RECTORY LANE,
1/40 Church of St. Nicholas
Anglican church, 1877. Coursed rubble with stone dressings, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Chancel and nave in one rectangular plan aligned
approx. NE-SW, with timber porch to NW and vestry with lean-to roof to SE.
In NE wall one 2-centred window with 3 trefoiled lights and quatrefoils over,
diagonal buttresses, and foundation stone inscribed AM 1877. In NW wall, N
doorway with 2-centred arch, one 2-centred window with 2 trefoiled lights and
quatrefoil over. In SE wall one similar smaller window NE of vestry. In SW
wall one 2-centred window with 4 trefoiled lights and 2-centred tracery over,
3 buttresses, and bellcote. The C18 boundary wall of Loughton Hall abuts each
side of the SW end, aligned with it, showing that the church was sited at this
orientation to adjust to the existing wall, with the Sil end of the church inside
the private grounds. An inscription at the NE end states that the church was
erected by Anne Maitland. Some features are retained from the former church,
E of the present building, as below. Brasses: In chancel - (1) of (Abel
Guilliams, 1637) with figures of man and wife kneeling at a desk, six sons and
four daughters, inscription and shield lost; (2) of William Nodes, 1594, and
Elizabeth (Wollsey) his wife, figure of man and eight sons with their names,
figures of wife and daughters missing; (3) of (George Stonard, 1558) plate with
figures of man in armour and wife, each in round-headed niches, inscription
lost; (4) of John Stonnard, 1541, and Joan and Katheryn, his wives, with figures
of man and two women. Cupboard: In chancel - in N. wall, with elaborately
carved double doors of small size, flanked by columns and strapwork and
surmounted by entablature; on panel below doors, painting of the Annunciation,
late 16th-century. Glass: In N and S windows - two kneeling figures with
coloured nimbi, early 16th-century.
Listing NGR: TQ4391796457
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Source: English Heritage
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