St Mary (Old Church)'s Church, Mistley

Church Details


Visited
15/09/2005
Locking Status
Ruined church
Built
1735
Restoration
1776
Restoration Architect
Robert Adam


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St Mary (Old Church), Mistley Church - 




This is the second St Mary's church to have stood in Mistley. 
It replaced medieval church, having been consecrated in 1735.
The church was originally a plain, rectangular building, of 
little note. It was, however, much altered, according to some major 
architectural plans of Richard Rigby. He called in Robert Adam, who, in 1776, 
set about making the desired changes to the church.

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St Mary (Old Church), Mistley Church

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St Mary (Old Church), Mistley Church - 




Pevsner describes these pillars as "angle buttresses gone classical". I think that describes them perfectly.

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St Mary (Old Church), Mistley Church

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St Mary (Old Church), Mistley Church

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Postcard Images

St Mary (Old Church), Mistley Church

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St Mary (Old Church), Mistley Church - 




The church before demolition of the nave, around 1871. The 
portico columns have been re-used on each of the now free-standing towers, to 
continue the pattern of the buttressing.

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