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St. Marys Church (Burnham-on-Crouch)

St. Marys is the parish church of Burnham-on-Crouch, the remote Essex waterside town.

The church lies a mile to the North of the town itself, in the original village centre, from which Burnham spread to take advantage of the trading possibilities afforded by the River Crouch and its proximity to the open sea.

Much of the church is 14th century, and the upper part of the tower, with its battlements, was rebuilt in 1703, after the original had been destroyed in the great gale of that year.

The font is probably the oldest piece in the church. It has a square bowl on five supports, and was made about 1200.

There is a North porch, around the back, of early Tudor brick.

St. Mary's has a large churchyard.

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