Photograph by Ian Rose, 1999
Church description from Essex, a dictionary of the county mainlyecclesiological, by G.Worley 1915
Leaden Roothing (prefix locally pronounced Leeden) is said to be so called because its chirch was the first in the district to be roofed with lead. The building has nave and chancel of Norman origin, as appears from the narrow splayed lights in both parts of the church, and the low, round-headed north doorway. The fifteenth-century belfry over the west end contains three bells and carries a small shinglrd spire. There are no windows in the north wall, where the tiny (thirteenth century?) piscina will be noticed. The pulpit is a fairly good example of carved oak. Both east and west windows are modern. Registers from 1572.