Church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Bromley, Essex

Barlon Road, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2PP
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Open daily 10am to 4pm
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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.


  • 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.

  • Directions

    3 miles south west of Manningtree. Little Bromley is signed from A120 Colchester Road along Bentley Road. At the junction of Bentley Road and Church Road by the war memorial follow the historic church signs.

  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Manningtree (2.6 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.

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