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Church of St Mary and All Saints, Debden

Description: Church of St Mary and All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 121642

OS Grid Reference: TL5510233229
OS Grid Coordinates: 555102, 233229
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9759, 0.2568

Location: Debden, Essex CB11 3LD

Locality: Debden
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CB11 3LD

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
and All Saints
TL 53 SE 18/175 21.2.67


A flint and stone church of C13 origin but with considerable C18 restoration
and rebuilding after the fall of the central tower in 1698 which destroyed
the chancel. The nave has early C13 arcades with circular columns, the north
arcade is of circa 1210 and the south arcade is of circa 1220. Two of the
capitals have carved foliage. The south aisle was rebuilt in circa 1340.
The south porch, with moulded roof timbers, is of the C14 and the north aisle
is of the C15. The clerestorey and chancel were rebuilt in 1793 when the
west bell turret, spire and parapets of the nave and aisles were probably
added. The restoration and rebuilding was done by Richard Muilman Trench Chiswell
of Debden Hall, 1797 whose elaborate tomb in the chancel was built to a design
by John Carter patterned on the Chapter House at York, octagonal with a ribbed
plaster vault. The fittings include a fine iron bound C16 chest. The church
stands in an isolated situation. Graded for its architectural and historical
value. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL5510233229

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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