East Horndon, All Saints Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 15th century tomb of Alice Tyrell
The highlight of All Saints is the tomb slab of Lady Alice Tyrell, who died in 1422. This beautifully crafted memorial has been described as the finest in England. The tomb was stolen from All Saints in 1970 but returned 6 years later.
Another excellent Tyrell tomb is that of Sir Thomas Tyrell III (d. 1476), the man responsible for the 15th-century rebuilding of the church. The tomb stands within a small chantry chapel for Tyrell and his wife Alice.
The transepts feature unusual upper rooms, originally joined by a gallery across the nave. One of these upper chambers has a Tudor fireplace. One possible explanation for this oddity is that the priests who tended the chantry used the transept rooms as living quarters.
The church was declared redundant in 1970 and eventually passed into the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About East Horndon, All Saints Church
Address: East Horndon, Essex, England, CM13 3LL
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 4 miles south of Brentwood, near the junction of the A127 and A128
Website: East Horndon, All Saints Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: John Salmon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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