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Church of St Mary and St Christopher's Church, Panfield - church from south.jpg
Church of St Mary and St Christopher
Panfield is located in Essex
Location within Essex
Civil parish
  • Panfield
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBraintree
Postcode districtCM7
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
Coordinates: 51°53′57″N 0°31′06″E / 51.8993°N 0.5184°E / 51.8993; 0.5184

Panfield is a village and civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex, England. It is near the town of Braintree.

The Grade II* listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Mary and St Christopher, although listed by Historic England as 'St Mary the Virgin'.[1][2] Panfield's other listed buildings include the Grade I Panfield Hall, a 16th-century red brick house.[3] Panfield was recorded in the Domesday Book as Penfelda.[4] In 2001 the parish had a population of 850.[5]

No traces remain above ground of the medieval Panfield Priory, an Augustinian monastery sited in Great Priory Farm.[6]


  1. ^ "Panfield: St Mary and St Christopher, Panfield". The Church of England. 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin (1123400)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
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  6. ^ "Unlocking Essex's Past". Essex County Council. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2019.