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Parish Church Of St Mary The Virgin, Great Bardfield

  • Address: Braintree Rd
  • Vicinity: Bendlowes Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin is an English country constructed of flint rubble with dressings of limestone and clunch, roofed with handmade red clay tiles and copper with a shingled spire. - AsNotedIn



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1175/00/00 St Mary the Virgin Parish church's west tower and chancel are erected in the late C12. The W tower is of 2 stages with a plain parapet and an C18 octagonal spire.
1375/00/00 The late C14 clerestorey has on each side 4 windows, each of 2 cinquefoiled lights with tracery under a square head. Those on the S side have moulded labels with grotesque head-stops and the rear arches are 4-centred.
1375/00/00 St Mary the Virgin church's north and south aisles and south porch are built in the late C14.
1584/00/00 Altar tomb to William Bendlowes, serjeant-at-law, 1584, and Eleanor his wife, in Purbeck marble with moulded slab and moulded and panelled base. A brass figure of a woman in close cap, veil and ruff, inscription and 2 shields of arms.
1602/00/00 St Mary the Virgin has bells, the second and sixth by Miles Graye, 1602.
1850/00/00 St Mary the Virgin's under goes a general restoration in the C19. North vestry dates from this period. The E window of the chancel is Cl9 except the C14 internal splays and 2-centred rear arch in the gable is a C12 window of one pointed light, weathered.

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Particulars for Parish Church Of St Mary The Virgin, Great Bardfield:
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Era Medieval Europe
Religious Journey Pilgrimage
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property

English National Heritage List Entry No: 1123494

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