Church Micro #750 – East Mersea
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The Parish Church of Saint Edmund King and Martyr, East Mersea
The existing church is believed to date back to around the 12th century, but is at least six centuries old. There are gargoyles resembling calves and sheep adorning the outside of the building which is a reflection of the agricultural character of the
The church is perhaps best known for its famous rector, the Rev Sabine Baring Gould, who authored several well-known hymns, including 'Onward Christian Soldiers'. He was Rector from
The church consists of a nave, south aisle, chancel and has a small chapel. It's square tower was, at one time, used as a beacon and had five bells. It now only has two bells. Roman tile is to be seen in the masonry of the church and there are also reports that there may be a villa under or near to the church building.
The moated area of the church and all is once believed to have been the site of a Danish encampment.
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Church Micro Series
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