6. BEAUMONT CUM MOZE. (F.c.)
(O.S. 6 in. (a)xxix. S.E. (b)xxx. S.W.)
Beaumont cum Moze is a parish (formerly two
parishes) 7 m. S.W. of Harwich.
a(1). Parish Church of St. Leonard stands
in the S.W. part of the parish. With the exception
of the 14th or 15th-century E. buttresses and
probably the chancel walls, the church was rebuilt
in the 19th century. In the S. wall of the chancel
is a doorway, probably of the 14th century, with
chamfered jambs and two-centred arch.
Fittings—Bells: two; said to be, 1st uninscribed; 2nd by John Darbie, 16—. Communion
Table and Rails: Table with turned and twisted legs
and rails, early 18th-century. The Rails are of the
same date and have twisted balusters. Floor-slabs:
In chancel—(1) to Mrs. R. E. Rathborne, 1689;
(2) to Rev. James Rathborne, early 18th-century.
Indent: In S. porch—of figure and inscription,
15th-century. Piscina: In chancel—with moulded
jambs, cinquefoiled head and sexfoiled drain,
15th-century. Plate: includes Elizabethan cup
and cover-paten and a paten of 1683. Miscellanea:
In nave—over chancel-arch, stone carved with
I H S. The S. porch has some reused timbers
including a 15th-century moulded wall-plate
a(2). Foundation Mounds on site of Moze
church, about 1½ m. N.E. of (1).
a(3). Beaumont Hall (Plate, p. 234), S.W. of
the church, is of two storeys with attics. The
walls are of brick and plastered timber-framing,
and the roofs are tiled. It was built probably
late in the 17th century with a semi-detached
wing in the N.E. The main block has on each
side two curvilinear Dutch gables of brick with
oversailing copings. The wing has similar but
smaller gables. Inside the building, the early
18th-century staircase has moulded rails and
a(4). Cottage, at Moze Cross, 550 yards N.W.
of (2), is of two storeys, timber-framed and weather-boarded; the roofs are tiled. It was built late
in the 17th century, and has exposed framing and
b(5). Red Hills, several, within the sea-wall,
about 1½ m. E. of the church.