St Andrew's Church, Willingale Spain, Essex
How to find us
- What's nearby
Mainly Norman, with traces of reused Roman brick, St Andrew's has a pretty clapboard bell-turret and porch, and shares a churchyard with the later church of St Christopher. The chancel of St Andrew's is fifteenth century as are the belfry timbers, and there is a fourteenth-century octagonal font. Some interesting memorials include two sad inscriptions dated 1614, in memory of children of the Rector.
Magnificent Tudor church with views to the Thames
Peaceful spot in the midst of modern development
A local treasure unchanged for 200 years
Facilities & Hire
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.
4 miles north east of Chipping Ongar off the B184 from Fyfield, or the A414 from the south. Two brown historic signs are located to the north and south of the village. The church is in the centre of the village, off The Street.
Nearest railway station: Ingatestone (6.1 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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 we care for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Essex tourism website: www.visitessex.com
- Essex Society for Family History: www.esfh.org.uk
- History of Essex website: www.historyhouse.co.uk
- Essex Society for Archaeology & History: www.essex.ac.uk
- Essex churches website: www.essexchurches.info
- Friends of Essex Churches Trust: www.foect.org.uk