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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tilty

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 122121

OS Grid Reference: TL5999126511
OS Grid Coordinates: 559991, 226511
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9142, 0.3248

Locality: Tilty
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM6 2EG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Tilty Abbey, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 52 NE 4/42 20.2.67
Formerly the "Capella extra portas" of the Cistercian Abbey of St Mary. C13,
with C14, C17 and C19 alterations. Flint rubble with limestone and clunch dressings.
Red plain tiled roof, includes some original C13 tiles on Chancel roof. Nave
is entirely of Circa 1220. South side has external string course. Four splayed
lancets in north wall. North doorway with pointed head and semi-circular rear
arch. Four splayed lancets in south wall. Below the eastern window is the piscina.
South door with pointed head, chamfered jambs and a moulded label. Rear arch
is semi-circular. West wall has 3 splayed lancets. C14 Chancel has east window
of 5-lights, with tracery in 2 centred head, and moulded internal and external
labels, with head stops. Jambs and mullions are moulded and the splays have
shafts with moulded capitals, and bases. East wall has diagonal buttresses,
and a truncated gable with gable cross. Below east window the wall is faced
with flint and stone chequerwork. Internally a moulded sting, forming label
to sedilia. North window of 3-lights, and south window of 2-lights matching
east window. C19 north vestry. Cl7 south porch, timber framed and plastered.
Roof to Chancel C14 of 7 cants, plastered on soffit. Nave roof is late C15 framed
side purlin, formerly arch braced to collar and with moulded wall plates and
one embattled tie beam. C18 bell turret at east end. Brasses, Medeley and Wife
1562, and Danet and wife 1520, Margaret Tuke 1590, Thos Takeley 1470, deMortemer
C13 locker in south wall of nave with 2 centred head. Monuments, Holden 1686,
Elliott early C17. Two cinquefoil headed niches in chancel with gabled, crocketed
and finialed labels and side pinnacles with carved crockets and finials. Nave
has some C13 wall painting on north and south walls. C14 piscina in chancel,
with moulded and shaped jambs, capitals, bases and traceried head with moulded
label and head stop. C13 piscina in nave with moulded 2 centred head moulded
label, mask stops, moulded and shafted jambs with square abaci foliated on inner
side. C18 pulpit with canopy.

Listing NGR: TL5999126511

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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