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From Pevsner's Buildings of England: Essex... Internally it possesses ten posts, making a nave and two aisles. The tower itself stands on the centre six, three N and three S. The arched brances for the cross-beams run N-S, thrown across the second and the fourth pairs. In addition, there are smaller and lower arched braces in an E-W direction between posts 2 and 3, and 3 and 4. Above these are two tiers of cross-struts. A date of c.1480 has been suggested by Mr C.M. Hewett (Archaeological Journal, vol 119, 1962). Tree ring dating in 2004 has now suggested a date of around 1400 for these timbers.

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