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Wall to the Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Braintree, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9018 / 51°54'6"N

Longitude: 0.5522 / 0°33'7"E

OS Eastings: 575681

OS Northings: 225660

OS Grid: TL756256

Mapcode National: GBR PHJ.NFZ

Mapcode Global: VHJJB.JG9F

Entry Name: Wall to the Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 29 November 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113713

Location: Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Town: Braintree

Electoral Ward/Division: Bocking North

Built-Up Area: Braintree

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bocking

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


691/5/187 CHURCH STREET
29-NOV-73 BOCKING CHURCH STREET
(Northwest side)
WALL TO THE CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

II*

C16 with C17 and later repairs

MATERIALS:
Flint rubble, patched with brick of various dates.

PLAN:
On S and W sides of churchyard

EXTERIOR
A C16 flint rubble wall, patched with C17 and later brick. It is embattled and has moulded stone copings. Near the NW end are traces of an opening. The N wall is C17 brick on a flint rubble base.

HISTORY
The church of St Mary, Bocking is an important C14 and later wool church that has considerable work of the late C15 and early C16, a campaign of works to which the wall may be related.

SOURCES
RCHME Essex I (1916), 33

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The wall to the church of St Mary the Virgin, Braintree, Essex is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reasons:
* An important survival of a C16 churchyard wall, much restored in the C17 and later.

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