Find Spot record MCC6954 - All Saints' Church, Inworth

Summary

Roman brick in walls of church.

Location

Grid reference TL 8794 1782 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL81NE
County ESSEX
Civil Parish MESSING-CUM-INWORTH, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

Roman brick in walls of church. An 11th century window in the north wall of the church has a course of Roman brick and puddingstone in the external head.<1><2><4><5> There is Roman brick in the north, east and south walls of the church.<3> Rodwell suggests that the chancel arch (plastered) may be turned with Roman bricks.<6>

Site Assessment (Rodwell & Rodwell 1977) = Church is alleged to be on site of a Roman villa, though Rodwell thinks this is doubtful.<6>

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, pp.138-139.
  • <2> MENTION: unknown. unknown. SMR.
  • <3> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL81NE15, 1950.
  • <4> MENTION: Hull, MR. 1963. Essex. Vol 3, p.149.
  • <5> DESC TEXT: Department of the Environment. 1982. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Colchester Rural. p.261A.
  • <6> Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. p.110.

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Record last edited

Sep 15 2016 10:40AM

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