All Saints' Church, East Horndon, Essex
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Magnificent Tudor church with views to the Thames
This fascinating church is built of mellow red Tudor brick and stands in magnificent isolation with wide views to the Thames. The Tyrells of nearby Heron Hall rebuilt the Norman church in the fifteenth century and were buried here for four centuries. Years of decay, theft and vandalism followed until the All Saints Society and the Trust rescued the church in the 1970s. There is an exquisite memorial slab to Lady Alice Tyrell (who died in 1422) and a little chantry containing the tomb of Sir Thomas Tyrell (who died in 1476) and his wife. Also to be seen are curious galleried upper rooms in the transepts, one with a Tudor fireplace which may have housed a resident priest.
26 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”
Visitors with disabilities may need some assistance.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Four miles south of Brentwood, near junction of A127 & A128. At the junction of A128 and Brentwood Road follow historic church sign and track from Brentwood Road up hill to church.
Nearest railway station: West Horndon (1 mile)
History & Further 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.Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London County Guide 2012
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.
The Friends of East Horndon, All Saints
The Friends assist The Churches Conservation Trust in caring for the church, organising events and raising funds for the building's upkeep.
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