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All Saints, East Horndon

This fascinating church is built of mellow Tudor brick and stands in magnificent isolation above the Southend road with wide views to the Thames. The Tyrells of nearby Heron Hall rebuilt the Norman church in the 15th century and were buried here for four centuries. Years of decay, theft and vandalism followed until the All Saints Society and the Trust rescued the church in the 1970s. There is an exquisite memorial slab to Lady Alice Tyrell (d. 1422) and a little chantry containing the tomb of Sir Thomas Tyrell (d. 1476) and his wife Alice. Also to be seen are curious galleried upper rooms in the transepts, one with a Tudor fireplace which may have housed a resident priest.


Dedication: All Saints

Address: All Saints' church, East Horndon, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3LL

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Opening hours: Keyholder nearby
Parking facilities: Yes
Toilet facilities: No
Accessibility issues: Partial

OS Ref no: TQ 636 894
Directions: 4 miles south of Brentwood, near junction of A127 & A128 on top of the hill

Nearby attractions: Hadleigh Castle, Tilbury Fort (EH)