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Church of St Martin, East Horsley

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 288633

OS Grid Reference: TQ0952452811
OS Grid Coordinates: 509524, 152811
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2639, -0.4316

Location: B2039, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6DT

Locality: East Horsley
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT24 6DT

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Listing Text


5/53 Church of St. Martin


Church. C12 Norman Tower with inserted C13 details, C15 and C18 alterations, all
restored in 1869 by Henry Woodyer. Flint with stone dressings, rendered cladding
to upper stage of tower and plain tiled roofs. Tower to west, Nave with chancel to
east. Pentice roofed north aisle, north chapel and vestry, porch to south. Battle-
mented, 2 stage tower; square with diagonal buttressing to west end. Cambered head
louvred openings in the upper stage and brick-edged,lancet windows below on north and
south faces. Stone edged lancets to lower stage. Clock face to west front flanked
by two cambered head,louvered openings with lancet windows below. Remaining part of
Church C19, in C13 lancet style with trefoil head windows to nave alternating with
buttresses. Larger late C19 mullioned and transomed window to north chapel. C19
north door, C19 west doors in pointed arched, chamfered surround and C19 south door
in gabled porch with cusped bracing and bargeboards.
Interior:- 4 bay, nave-arcade, westernmost bay possibly C15, on octagonal piers with
hollow chamfer to arches. Mid C15 chancel arch on half column responds. Timber posts
to tower, braced, survive to west.
Fittings:- Chalk and marble pulpit on round pillar alternating with twisted, gilded
wrought iron rails on 4 piers with human corbels.
Tub Font.
Brasses: Several small effigies on south wall, north of chancel arch and north wall.
Including one of Robert de Brantingham c1400 and one to John Boothe, Bishop of Exeter,
died 1478.
Monuments:- Most moved to north Nave wall. Chest Tomb to Thomas Cornwallis, Groom-
Porter to Queen Elizabeth I, died 1626 and his wife. Half life-size effigies of
alabaster on black topped chest in raised surround. End and central rails of sides
twisted, with fleur-de-lys finial. Achievements on wall behind over winged cherubs
Two good C18 Rococo wall cartouches to west end of north wall, one to James Ffox.
Died 1753.

Listing NGR: TQ0952452811

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Source: English Heritage

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