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New Church of Jerusalem

A Grade II Listed Building in Brightlingsea, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8116 / 51°48'41"N

Longitude: 1.0252 / 1°1'30"E

OS Eastings: 608628

OS Northings: 216882

OS Grid: TM086168

Mapcode National: GBR TQM.811

Mapcode Global: VHKGF.QQ9L

Entry Name: New Church of Jerusalem

Listing Date: 10 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 120185

Location: Brightlingsea, Tendring, Essex, CO7

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Brightlingsea

Built-Up Area: Brightlingsea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Brightlingsea All Saints with St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

BRIGHTLINGSEA QUEEN STREET
TM 0816-0916
8/58 New Church of Jerusalem

- II

Church. Circa 1867/68. Architect, E.C. Gosling, 44 Chancery Lane, London,
Builder Mr. Lake of Brightlingsea at a cost of £1,150.00. Gault and red brick.
Roof not visible from road. 2 storeys. Parapet. Moulded cornice follows
through pilaster capitals. End pilasters. Of 3 bays. The central bay breaks
forward with moulded open pediment raised above parapet and supported by
pilasters. 1:2:1 round headed first floor windows, those to central bay with
circular light over under a round headed recessed arch. Left and right
segmental headed ground floor windows, all with diamond leaded glass and stained
glass margins. Steps approach the central panelled double doors and round
headed doorway, double side pilasters with moulded capitals, flat canopy over.
Foundation stone laid by William Pickstone 1867. Swedenborg's writings
attracted little attention until circa 1783, About 1809 Dr. Moses Fletcher,
arrived in Brightlingsea to practice as a surgeon became a leading member of the
New Church. On 15 August 1813 Mr. Arthur Munson was ordained the 19th New
Church Minister and a church was built and opened at 18 New Street during 1814,
the accommodation became inadequate for the numbers wishing to attend services
and members were "kept at home systematically for want of room until this
building was opened. Brightlingsea Society of the New Church 1813-1968 A.L.
Wakelin, 1968.


Listing NGR: TM0862816882

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