Church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Bromley, Essex

Address: Barlon Road, Little Bromley, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2PP
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A patchwork church

This delightful country church is surrounded on all sides by flat Essex farmland. The nave is Norman, the chancel is from around 1300, and the timber-framed porch is 16th-century.

The colourful tapestry of different building materials in the tall 15th-century tower gives it a marvellous patchwork texture.

There is an octagonal font, carved with charmingly rustic emblems of the four Evangelists and Tudor roses.

Two stained glass windows commemorate the martyred King Charles I and Archbishop Laud.

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Road directions

3 miles south west of Manningtree, off A137

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Manningtree (2.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

TM 092 278

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Community information for Church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Bromley

 

All our Essex churches are in CCT’s South East region.

About the Friends of Little Bromley Church

Contact telephone: 01473 424469

Useful local links

Visit Essex tourism website

Essex Society for Family History

History of Essex website

Essex Society for Archaeology & History

Essex churches website

Friends of Essex Churches Trust

List of Essex churches

Essex is in the Diocese of Chelmsford

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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Bromley, Essex

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.