Monument record MCC7512 - Church of St Margaret and St Catherine, Aldham (site of)


Site of church (and churchyard) of St Margaret and St Catherine, Aldham, which was demolished in 1854-5. The church was rebuilt over 1km to the north-east in 1854-5 (see MCC7514).


Grid reference Centred TL 9067 2538 (45m by 48m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NW
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

There was a church here before 1315. Muilman describes it as "the church consists of a body and south aisle, but the chancel is of one pace, the whole tilted. On the west end there is a small erection, rough cast and tiled, containing two bells".<1> Demolished and rebuilt using old materials (including C13 and C14 features) on a new site in the village in 1855, over 1km to the NE (see MCC7029).<2> The foundations indicate a building 72' x 21'.<3> Other ref.<4>

Site Assessment (Rodwell & Rodwell 1977) = The church is a good candidate for preservation; it is not threatened at present. Basically nothing is known.<2>

The church was rebuilt over 1km to the north-east in 1855 (MCC7514).<5>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. p.94.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, pp.1-2.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Muilman. unknown. DESC TEXT . Vol 6, p.181.
  • <5> DESC TEXT: Green, A. 1997. Letter of correspondance.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 18 2019 9:00AM

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