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St Mary The Virgin's Church, Tilty

 

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CHURCH DETAILS


Church Website: http://www.fiveparishes.co.uk/index.html

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


St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - Another fine Essex church under threat from airport expansion plans [at the time of writing, St Laurence & All Saints, Eastwood was also under threat].At this church, the threat is from the Stansted Airport expansion.Here we see Tilty church from the south, rather obscured!

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St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - It is immediately apparent, from this photo, that the chancel is of a very different building style (and size) to the nave.

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St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - The first [on-foot] view of the church, from the modest car-parking area, is of the exterior of the East End. Instantly, the building strikes one as being 'different'. It seems that the 'larger than usual' chancel may be the cause here.

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St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - This church is the last remaining part of the great Cistercian Abbey, founded at Tilty in 1153. The church itself forms what used to be the 'chapel outside the gates' of the abbey. Nothing else of the former abbey survives, except a fragment of rock, in fields to the North. The nave was built first, around 1220.

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INTERNAL IMAGES


St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - This picture cannot do this church justice. The first thing that hits you as you walk inside is how open, spacious and light it is inside. I urge you to go and visit this one if you get a chance. It is simply beautiful. If you do go, remember to sign the guestbook. In the fight against the Stansted Airport expansion, it is important to show that churches are in constant use.

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GLASS IMAGES


St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - This window was restored to it's former glory some years ago. Unfortunately, the modern workmanship did not meet up to the standards of the original workmanship. The window will need re-restoring some time in the not too distant future.

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HATCHMENT IMAGES


St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - For Charles, 1st Viscount Maynard, who died unmarried 30th June 1775, or for Charles, 2nd Viscount Maynard, who married Mrs Anne Horton, and died 10th March 1824. 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 Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - Printed by JUST POSTCARDS 020-8533 4000Originally the chapel at the gates of Tilty Abbey

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St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - Tilty Church by H. Porter, Fancy Stores, Thaxted.

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