Church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Bromley, Essex

Barlon Road, 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 sixteenth century. The colourful tapestry of different building materials in the tall fifteenth-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.