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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea

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Latitude: 51.5491 / 51°32'56"N

Longitude: 0.7055 / 0°42'19"E

OS Eastings: 587682

OS Northings: 186822

OS Grid: TQ876868

Mapcode National: GBR Y8H.9W

Mapcode Global: VHKHM.5BVB

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 23 November 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122932

Location: Southend-on-Sea, SS2

County: Southend-on-Sea

Electoral Ward/Division: Prittlewell

Built-Up Area: Southend-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Prittlewell St Mary Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

840/8/14 Church of St Mary

23.11.51 I

A large church built mainly of Kentish ragstone. The church goes back to Saxon times and it is mentioned in Doomsday Book. In the north wall of the chancel there is the remains of a C7 Saxon arch with Roman brick voussoirs. The north wall of the nave and chancel is of the early C12. The fine west tower was built circa 1470 and has diagonal buttresses with 3 offsets, flint and stone chequered battlements and corner turrets with crocketted spirelets. The south aisle and chapel were added at the end of the C15, after the tower was built. The nave and aisle have chequered flint and stone battlements. A C15 2-storey porch projects on the south side with an inside Tudor carved door. There is a C16 octagonal font with concave sides ornamented with roses and crossed spears.
Church of St Mary forms a group with No 255 and Nos 269 to 275 (odd).

Listing NGR: TQ8768286822

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