Monument record MCC7201 - Church of St Peter and Paul, Little Horkesley


Medieval Church destroyed in 1940, and rebuilt in 1957-8.


Grid reference Centred TL 9606 3195 (24m by 29m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL93SE
County ESSEX


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The south porch was rebuilt probably in the C18. The church was extensively restored in the C19, when the north chapel was rebuilt. Features and fittings include: 2 C17 bells; C17 coffin stool; tomb with brass figures of 1549; C17 and C18 floor slabs; plate includes cup and cover-paten and flagons of 1705 paten of 1684 and dated 1685, all pieces with original cases; wrought iron grille forming a screen between chancel and north chapel, late C17; c.1660 table in vestry.<1> Destroyed 1940 by bombing, rebuilt 1957, probably on old foundations.<2><4> Modern church described in this source.<3>

Site Assessment (Rodwell & Rodwell 1977) = Destroyed by bombing 1940's, rebuilt 1957, probably on old foundations. Graveyard has been excessively tidied.<2>

Eight digital photographs taken August 2016.<5>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p169-171.
  • <2> Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. p.110.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Department of the Environment. 1982. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Colchester Rural. p.249.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Trans Essex Archaeological Soc. 1942. Trans Essex Archaeol Soc. Vol 23, pp.119-124.
  • <5> Photograph: Tipper, J.. 2016. Photographs of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Little Horkesley. Digital.

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Sep 14 2016 4:26PM

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