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St John The Baptist's Church, Thaxted

 

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CHURCH DETAILS


Church Website: http://www.thaxtedparishchurch.co.uk/

Visit Dates: 02/04/2003 & 09/09/2006

Locking Status: Open during daytime hours - this can vary though - so avoid very early or very late attempts to visit.


 

EXTERNAL IMAGES


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St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - During the 14th and 15th centuries, Thaxted was one of the wealthiest places in Essex.From Pevsner: "Its present population of about 1,800 makes one forget that it vied in business importance with Saffron Walden and indeed many towns now ten and twenty times as populous. Yet only by remembering that can the size of the church be understood."

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St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - The south porch.

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St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - Through the south porch.

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St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - From Pevsner: "The spire, it is true, was struck by lightning in 1814, and had to be rebuilt, but the reconstruction was accurate."

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St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - The north porch.

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INTERNAL IMAGES


St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - From Pevsner: "The arcades are the earliest element of the church. They date from c1340. The piers are quatrefoil with very thin shafts in the diagonals."

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St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - East Window - Kempe - 1900.

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GLASS IMAGES


St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - This stained glass window (and the following four enlargements of the panels within it) depicts Adam and Eve. The original glass in the panels dates from C15.

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St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - This stained glass window, in the centre of the S window in the S transept, depicts Edmund Mortimer d.1381. This is believed to be the earliest piece of medieval glass in Thaxted. It used to be in the north transept, but was re-positioned after the great storm of 1763.

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HATCHMENT IMAGES


St John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - For Henry, 3rd Viscount Maynard, Lord Lieutenant and Vice-Admiral of Essex who married, in 1810, Mary, daughter of Reginald Rabett, of Bramfield Hall, and died 19 May 1865. 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 John the Baptist, Thaxted Church - This postcard is the copyright of The Francis Frith Collection.Please visit The Francis Frith Collection.

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