St John The Baptist's Church, Mucking

Church Details


Redundancy Date
10/27/1982
Visited
12/10/2003 & 03/05/2015
Locking Status
Private dwelling/business
Built
Perpendicular E. window; Blocked C13 arcade
Restoration
1849-52
Restoration Architect
J.H. Banson

I would like to thank Kevin, the new owner (2015) of Mucking Church, for allowing me to comprehensively record the church at the beginning of May. === In the year 1849-50, the Ancient Parish Church of Mucking was partially demolished with a view to its reparation, it continued a ruin till 1852 when it was almost wholly rebuilt. In design the Chancel is nearly unique and of large dimensions, considering the size of the Church. === G. Buckler - Twenty-Two of the Churches of Essex: Architecturally Described and Illustrated (1856)



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Sadly yet another private residence. Though I believe this to 
be preferable to losing these buildings for good. Very difficult to get a shot 
of this one. The majority of this church is C19, apart from the chancel, whose 
perpendicular three-light east window is just visible here.

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This view is sadly no longer available, as the whole church is 
now masked by huge trees.
From Pevsner: "The W tower is mostly C19, but the S doorway 
which serves as a porch has recognisable C15 parts." 
This image is the copyright of Ian Gellard. Reproduced by kind 
permission. For more details, you can email Ian at the following address:

ian@photosofessex.co.uk.
Ian has a CD full of old pictures of Essex 
available, you can see more details at his website,
www.photosofessex.co.uk.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Easternmost arcade in the chancel wall, which would have once led into a C13 N chapel.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Three arcades in the chancel wall, which would have once led into a C13 N chapel.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - The sedilia and piscina - very close to the current floor level, indicating that the chancel floor was at some time raised.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - The organ in the arcade seperating the chancel and S chapel.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Looking west from the chancel.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Looking up into the tower.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Looking eastwards along the S aisle.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - The nave from the S aisle.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Further along the S aisle - looking towards what was most likely once used as a vestry area.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - At the east end of the S aisle. It was much darker in here than this photo suggests.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Looking westwards along the S aisle.

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Miscellaneous Images

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The Old School House, which stands next door to Mucking 
church.
This image is the copyright of Ian Gellard. Reproduced by kind 
permission. For more details, you can email Ian at the following address:

ian@photosofessex.co.uk.
Ian has a CD full of old pictures of Essex available, you can 
see more details at his website,
www.photosofessex.co.uk.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Circular pier in the S aisle arcade, with stiff-leaf capital. Two faces appear - one facing north, the other south-west. This one - north facing, is a green man.

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Postcard Images

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Lewis A. Abbott.

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St John the Baptist, Mucking Church - Image by Lionel E. Day - from Essex Countryside, Spring 1955.

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