St Mary The Virgin's Church, Tilty

Church Details


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

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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.
 
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Miscellaneous Images

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Postcard Images

St Mary the Virgin, Tilty Church - Printed by JUST POSTCARDS 020-8533 4000
Originally 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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