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St Giles & All Saints's Church, Orsett

 

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CHURCH DETAILS


Church Website: http://www.hobnob.org.uk

Visit Dates: 14/09/2003 & 02/07/2011

Locking Status: Locked - no keyholder details

Build Date: Norman Nave. C15 W tower.

Restoration: 1926-7

Restoration Architect: Sir Charles Nicholson & Edward Fincham (following fire).


 

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - The church from the southeast. The spire is incredibly difficult to photograph, as is shown here - it blends into the sky all to easily!

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - The W tower occupies the westernmost bay of the N aisle. It is partly stone, and partly C17 brick. It has a large diagonal buttresses, and as can be seen in this picture, a bulky NW stair-turret. At the top it sports a white weather-boarded spire.

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - The ornate Norman arch above the S doorway.

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HATCHMENT IMAGES


St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Richard Baker, of Orsett Hall, who married Elizabeth Bateman and died 22 April 1751, aged 43. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Elizabeth, widow of Richard Baker. She died 5 October 1790, aged 80. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For John Baker, who married 1782, Elizabeth, daughter of William Wingfield, relict of Sir John St. Aubyn, Bt., and died 1 May 1801, aged 55. She died 28 July 1796. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Richard Baker, who married Jane, daughter of Sir Clement Trafford and Jane Trafford-Southwell, and died 9 July 1827, aged 82. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Jane, widow of Richard Baker. She died 19 February 1849, aged 85. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Jane, daughter of Edward Southwell, of Wisbech, who married Sir Clement Boehm Trafford, of Dunton Hall, Lincs. She assumed the additional name of Southwell, and died 21 April 1809. He died 1786. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - Unidentified hatchment. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - Unidentified hatchment. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - Probably for William Wingfield, who inherited the estates of the manor of Orsett in 1849. He died at Sherborne in 1859. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - Probably for Robert Shuttleworth, of Gawthorp Hall, and Barton Lodge, Lancs, who died 29 January 1816, aged 71. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - Probably for John Freeman, of Orsett, who died 30 April 1747. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Henrietta Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. John Frederick Usko, Rector of Orsett for 33 years. She died 19 July 1818, aged 41. He died 31 December 1841, aged 81. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Thomas Charles Douglas Whitmore, J.P., D.L., who married 1867, Louisa Margaret Emily, 5th daughter of Sir William Cradock-Hartopp, 3rd Bt., and died 16 Feb 1907. She died 29 November 1892. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - For Violet Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Houldsworth, 1st Bt., who married 1900, as his first wife, Colonel Francis Henry Douglas Charlton Whitmore, and died 13 June 1927. Details taken from Hatchments in Britain: 6, Edited by Peter Summers

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MISCELLANEOUS IMAGES


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POSTCARD/REPRODUCTION IMAGES


St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - Fire at Orsett Church, July 1926Both Orsett and Tilbury fire brigades were in attendance at the fire which caused serious damage to the church, much of the roof was destroyed, ancient stained glass was also destroyed.This image was supplied by Steve Pavitt. The original source is, as yet, unknown, but will be credited ASAP.Please visit Steve's superb website,Bygone Grays Thurrock.

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - Fire at Orsett Church, July 1926Both Orsett and Tilbury fire brigades were in attendance at the fire which caused serious damage to the church, much of the roof was destroyed, ancient stained glass was also destroyed.This image was supplied by Steve Pavitt. The original source is, as yet, unknown, but will be credited ASAP.Please visit Steve's superb website,Bygone Grays Thurrock.

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - From a picture displayed within the church.

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St Giles & All Saints, Orsett Church - From a picture displayed within the church.

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