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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Essendon

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 158323

OS Grid Reference: TL2735708763
OS Grid Coordinates: 527357, 208763
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7631, -0.1559

Location: W End Lane, Essendon, Hertfordshire AL9 6HX

Locality: Essendon
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL9 6HX

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Listing Text

(west side)

9/64 Church of St Mary
the Virgin


Church. C15 W tower, restored. Nave and aisles rebuilt 1883 by
W White. E end rebuilt 1917 by C J Blomfield. Flint facing with
stone dressings. Chequer patterning between window heads and to
gables. 4-stage W tower was rebuilt at top in C17 when cross bar
2-light windows with Tudor hoods were inserted. W door
surmounted by 3-light C15 style windows. Slit windows to SW
angle. Hertfordshire spike with wrought iron weathervane. Nave
and 2 aisles of equal heights. Gabled porches N and S. C14-
style window tracery. Interior has font in S aisle of nave
of Wedgwood's Black Basalt ware. Bowl with drapery decoration
standing on fluted wood pier. Nearby on S wall is brass to W.
Tooke, 1588, and alabaster wall monument to W Prestley (d. 1664)
with spiral columns and oval plaque surrounded by leaf carving.
Late C19 marble monument of 2 sleeping children in N chancel
aisle by W Theed. The church has important group and landmark
value (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2735708763

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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