Monument record MCC6956 - All Saint's Church, Inworth
|Grid reference||Centred TL 8792 1785 (23m by 14m) (FCE)|
|Civil Parish||MESSING-CUM-INWORTH, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (3)
The chancel was lengthened by a few feet, probably in C14. A south porch was built in c.1500. The west tower fell in C17, was replaced in C19. Features and fittings include: windows of C13, C15, c.1500; south doorway of c.1500, with contemporary door; C14 and C15 glass; niches of c.1500; wall paintings, c.1300, flanking the chancel arch, in two tiers depicting scenes from the life of St Nicholas; C13 and C14 ornamented slip tiles in chancel; piscinae of C15 and of uncertain date; late C15 screen; carved bench in nave of c.1500 (photo in RCHM); two squints flanking the chancel arch, the northern is probably C13; nave roof is C15, with king-posts; south porch has moulded wall plates of c.1500.<1><4> Nave roof is C14, crown post type.<2> Graded AIIIa by Rodwell.<3> C13 blank arches flank the chancel arch (cf. South Shoebury). The ones by the side of the chancel are piereced by large squints.<4> Note: church is Saxon in origin (see MCC6955).
Site Assessment (Rodwell & Rodwell 1977) = The bench is noteworthy.<1> "There is an open drain all around the building. The structural history of the church is relatively straightforward; but the possibility that the nave has been shortened needs to be checked should the opportunity arise; it is interesting that there never could have been a N doorway in the nave. There are wall paintings around the chancel arch, which are in need of attention." Grave digging continues and medieval pottery has been found (see MCC6958). See MCC6959 for nearby reputed medieval masonry.<3>
Five digital photographs of All Saints' Church, lnworth, taken August 2016.<5>
- <1> SEX76 DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, pp.138-139.
- <2> SEX7400 DESC TEXT: Department of the Environment. 1982. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Colchester Rural. p.261A.
- <3> SCC69 Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. p.110.
- <4> SCC72929 Monograph: Bettley, James and Pevsner, Nikolaus. 2007. The buildings of England: Essex. pp.508-509.
- <5> SCC72959 Photograph: Tipper, J.. 2016. Photographs of All Saints' Church, lnworth. Digital.
Related Monuments/Buildings (5)
- Parent of: All Saints' Church, Inworth (Monument) (MCC6957)
- Parent of: Inworth Rectory (Find Spot) (MCC6959)
- Parent of: Medieval finds in All Saints' Churchyard, Inworth (Find Spot) (MCC6958)
- Part of: All Saints' Church, Inworth (Monument) (MCC6955)
- Related to: Parish Church of All Saints, Kelveden Road, Inworth (Building) (MCC4419)
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Record last edited
Sep 15 2016 11:06AM