Felsted Parish Church

Extension to 12th century Grade I listed church to provide meeting space and improved facilities.

Description

Working on behalf of the Parochial Church Council and in conjunction with architects Freeland Rees Roberts, Beacon acted as heritage and planning consultants on the proposals to build an extension to Felsted Church to provide new meeting and group assembly space with associated facilities.

The village of Felsted lies near Great Dunmow in Essex and the church is chronicled in the Domesday Book. The building dates back to 1120 AD, but it is thought that, as a place of worship, the site dates back to Roman times.

Our work included liaison with the local authority and English Heritage who felt that the new facility should be provided in a separate building. Part of the analysis included demonstrating that the English Heritage solution would have had a greater impact on the building’s setting and the character of the village Conservation Area.

The church will be extended to the north within the churchyard which is screened by an avenue of trees, and so protect important views of the landmark Norman west tower.

Outcome

The planning application was approved by Uttlesford DC in October 2011.

 
ClientFelsted PCC
Appointed2010
Services providedApplication  
BP teamJon Burgess  
ArchitectFreeland Rees Roberts
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