TQ9086 : Holy Trinity, Southchurch

taken 11 years ago, near to Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea, Great Britain

Holy Trinity, Southchurch
Holy Trinity, Southchurch
Southchurch has earlier documentary evidence than any other church in south-east Essex. In the year 824, a Saxon thegn named Leofstan presented the manor of Sudcerca (Southchurch) to the monks of Canterbury. The name alone indicates that a church-in-the-south was then in existence. No trace of the original wooden church remains, but the oldest parts of the present church date back to the year 1150. The chancel probably dates from about 1250 AD. Entrance to what is called "the old church" is through the ancient porch and splendid Norman doorway-pause to inspect the mallet and chisel marks on the stonework made by the Norman craftsmen, also the old oak door with its heavy ironwork. The bell, still calling people to worship, was installed in the 14th century and is inscribed "Johannes".

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TQ9086, 29 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 February, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 17 February, 2007
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Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 901 860 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4995N 0:44.4663E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 902 860
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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