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St Mary

A remote unspoilt delight.

Chickney, Essex

Opening times

Open daily: 10am to 4pm.


Chickney Hall

This atmospheric and remote pre Conquest church is set within a ring of trees, beside a lane leading to Chickney Hall.

Approaching from the west one first sees the 14th century tower, capped by an elegant pyramid style shingled spire. Beyond are the Saxon nave and chancel, extended eastwards early in King Henry III's reign.

The unspoilt interior is a delight, with its brick floors, 14th century king post roof, richly carved 15th century font, Georgian pulpit, and squint giving a view to the altar with its medieval mensa slab.

This church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Churches Conservation Trust

Contact information

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