Friday, 20 April 2012

Moreton, Essex

Heading in a north easterly direction I stopped at St Mary. The last time I was here, in November 2010, a funeral was being conducted and I thought it would be a trifle insensitive to take exteriors or, indeed, interiors. I may be influenced by the fact that St Mary was open but even in pouring rain this is a lovely church in a lovely spot.

To be honest there's not a lot of interest inside, although the font is amazing, but its simplicity is part of its charm.

ST MARY THE VIRGIN. Nave and chancel early C13 with lancet windows. The W tower of brick with diagonal buttresses and battlements was built in 1787. The church was much restored in 1868-9. - FONT. Square, of Purbeck marble, c. 1200. It has on one side the familiar row of shallow blank round arches, four in number, on two sides fleurs-de-lis, and on the fourth sun, moon, and a whorl. - PLATE. Almsdish of 1648; Cup and Paten of 1663.

St Mary (4)


Wallpainting (2)

I don't know what happened here and at Coopersale but Mee missed Moreton as well.

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