St Mary (Old Church)'s Church, Frinton-on-Sea

Church Details


Visited
16/09/2005
Locking Status
Open during daytime hours - this can vary though - so avoid very early or very late attempts to visit.
Built
Early C14 Nave, chancel 1879. S porch early C16


External Images

St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church - A very small, early C14, church, which, before the chancel was extended in 1879, was perhaps 
the smallest in the county. There has been talk of this being the smallest 
church in the country, though I am afraid this is not true. There are several 
churches that hold the claim to this record. A quick Google for the "smallest 
church in England" should shed some light!

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St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church - The bellcote was part of the original village church, and was in existence 
before the extension of 1879.

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St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church

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St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church - The S porch is an early C16 brick example.

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Internal Images

St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church - Looking east towards the chancel.

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St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church - Looking west from the chancel.

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Glass Images

St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church - Here are four panels of Morris glass, designed by Burne-Jones. 
These are in the early style of the firm, pre-dating the domination of colour 
schemes with peacock blues and greens. Pevsner tells us that the window "is 
said to have come from Melchet Abbey, but was bought at a London sale by a donor 
to the church."

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St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church

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Postcard Images

St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church

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St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church - This photograph (dated 1861) shows Frinton St Mary before the extension of the chancel in 1879.

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St Mary (Old Church), Frinton-on-Sea Church

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