Friday, 6 April 2012

Harlow, Essex

St Mary Magdalene is the only one of the five churches I visited in Harlow that openly admits to being located in the town - the others, despite having been subsumed by expansion, still cling on to their former village names.

For a Victorian build I rather liked the church and its collection of grotesques protecting the tower battlements. As expected it was firmly locked but I can't imagine it contains much of interest since it replaced a chapel built in 1834.

Neither Pevsner nor Mee appear to mention it.

St Mary Magdalene (2)

Grotesque (33)

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