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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Glasscock's Notes and Gleanings (4)

MSS Book.  Notes and gleanings from various places in Herts and Essex
Author: J L Glasscock Jnr (covers 1882 – 1925)

[Folio 19] Little Dunmow, Essex
Aug 4 1903
My friend Mr Hastings Worrin of Priory Lodge Little Dunmow kindly invited me … & shewed me the Parish Reg. from which I made the following extracts.

[Folio 23]
Aug 26 1905
Went with the Essex Archl Socy to
Birchanger. Norman tympanum over west door peculiarity it is in one piece of stone & the joints cut upon it to shew an arch are therefore shams.  …
Quendon. An uninteresting church. A Mr Winstanley was churchwarden here in 1670.
Ricking Hall.
[Rickling] Mound
Wicken Bonant. Chapel of St Elene said to be Norman but Dr Laver considers it Saxon. 1. because the small windows are wider at the bottom than at top, which is characteristic of Norman work 2. because of the larger stone at the SE [?] Arch (see my snap shots of windows)
Newport. Church & tea then home.

[Folio 26] Henham, Essex. Nov 9 1906
Revd J Monk allowed me to inspect the 1st Vol of Register which contains Bap. Mar. Bur. 1539 to 1741. Bound in limp parchment. […]

[Folio 31]
July 9 1908
With Essex Archl Socy
At Theydon Garnon Church
A brick tower with contemporary framed inscription stating Tower was erected in 1520.
I measured the brickwork its … just 9 courses to 2’00” with wide … . The size of the bricks is 9” x 4 3/8” x 2¼“

At Stapleford Tawney
two stone coffins – I made a rough sketch of one … .

Broomfield, Essex near Chelmsford
With Essex Archl Soc Sep 10 1908
Roman bricks on S side. Measure 23” x 12” x 2 3/8”

Little Baddow
N wall of Nave E end Norman work but angle is similar to Broomfield.

At Great Easton Essex I noticed in buttress SE of Tower Bricks on tiles 12” x 6½“ x 1½“ and some 10” x 11” x 1½“

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