Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing, Essex (3) Location map
 
  View of the nave, church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing Essex,  England   The church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing.

This church dates from the 14th century but what makes it particularly remarkable is the stone rood screen, constructed around 1340, between the nave and the chancel.

This medieval stone rood screen is one of only three in the whole of europe. One of the remaining two is only six miles away in Great Bardfield and the third is in Trondheim in Norway.

 

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  View of the stone rood screen, St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing, Essex,  England   The church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing.

A closer view of the medieval stone rood screen showing the elaborate decoration.

 

 

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  View of the nave roof, St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing, Essex, England   The church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing.

The Nave roof showing the clerestory and you may notice that in between each pair of the main supporting beams, on the outer edge, is a dark shape - these are carved wooden angels.

 

 

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  Photograph of a carved angel, St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing, Essex, England   The church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stebbing.

A closer view of one of the carved wooden angels, mentioned above, each one being different from the others.

 

 

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