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All Saints Church, Vange
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|OS grid reference||TQ 715 867|
|Location||Vange, Basildon, Essex|
|Website||Churches Conservation Trust|
|Heritage designation||Grade II*|
|Materials||Ragstone and flint
All Saints Church, Vange, is a redundant Anglican church in the former village of Vange, now part of the town of Basildon, Essex, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The church stands to the south of the town of Basildon, just north of the A13 road.
The earliest parts of the church date from the 12th century, and additions have been made since that time. The last major change was in 1837 when the west wall was rebuilt and a gallery was added. In 1890 the box pews were replaced by benches. The church was declared redundant in 1996 and vested in the Churches Conservation Trust in January 2003. Repairs were necessary because the structure of the church had deteriorated over the years, and in more recent years it had been vandalised. These were undertaken in two phases. In the first phase, starting in April 2004, the building was stabilised and made weatherproof. The second phase has included repairs to the interior of the church, replacing doors and windows, dealing with cracks in the walls, rebuilding the stairway leading to the rood loft, conserving the wall paintings, repairing the nave ceiling and removing the chancel ceiling, and restoring the bellcote.
The church is constructed in ragstone and flint, with a tiled roof. Its plan is simple, consisting only of a nave and chancel, with a bellcote at the west end. The bellcote is constructed in timber, with weatherboarding and a shingled pyramidal roof. In the south wall of the nave are the remains of a Norman window, and a 15th-century door. In both the north and south walls of the nave are windows dating from the 15th century The 12th-century font consists of a square bowl supported by five columns, decorated with chevrons on one side. In the chancel are 17th-century wall monuments.
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