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Church of St Mary, Birchanger

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 121495

OS Grid Reference: TL5073022781
OS Grid Coordinates: 550730, 222781
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8832, 0.1886

Location: 8 Harrisons, Birchanger, Essex CM23 5QG

Locality: Birchanger
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM23 5QG

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Listing Text

TL 52 SW 25/87 21.2.67 Church of St Mary


A small flint and stone building of early C12 origin with an early C13 chancel
which is undivided externally from the nave. It was extensively restored in
the C19 with an addition to the north side. The round west tower was destroyed
in the C18 and there is now a modern bellcote. The nave has a west doorway
of circa 1125 (reset) and there is a blocked south doorway of similar date.
The tympanum and frieze in each doorway is decorated with saltire crosses.
The arch of the south doorway is decorated with foliage scrolls. The chancel
has 4 early C13 lancets. Fittings include a C15 font and 7 C15 benches (restored).
The organ built by August Gern is the only unspoiled example of his work in
the country. Graded for its architectural and historical value. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL5073022781

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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