Church Micro 2286... Titchmarsh
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The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, standing in a prominent position on the higher ground to the north of the village, has been the centre of the Christian community in Titchmarsh for some 800 years. The Church is remarkable for its magnificent tower, its long and lofty clerestory, its spacious Chancel, and for its light and uncluttered interior. It also houses a collection of unique and interesting wall monuments.
The building that you see today is not the first Church to have existed on this site. The remains of a C12th doorway in the chancel are the only relic of the Norman building, and the subsequent centuries have each made their distinctive architectural contribution. The building assumed its present appearance when, late in the C15th, the tower, clerestory and porch were added, and the present perpendicular style windows were inserted. In the late 17th and early 18th century the Pickering family contributed a number of important memorials, including one to John Dryden the Poet Laureate. In the 19th century a number of the windows had stained glass inserted and a vestry was added in the northwest corner, and much of the current woodwork including the pews were added.
Work in the 20th century has principally been one of renovation, and has very much continued into the 21st century with projects in hand for the repair of the chancel roof, the reordering of the interior furniture and refurbishment of the organ.
A 35mm pot, the cache is not in church ground but on a footpath next to it, stealth may be required as it is quite an open area.
“If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.
There is also a Church Micro Stats page found via the Bookmark list”
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