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St. Peter and St. Paul Church (West Mersea)

St. Peter's and St. Paul's is the parish church of West Mersea, on Mersea Island in Essex.

The West tower is early Norman, with traces of pre-Conquest building. There are buttresses added in the 14th century. The rest of the church dates from around the same period, and there is considerable use of Roman tiles.

The nave was raised in height, using brick, in 1833.

There is an octagonal font, dating from the 13th century, and some pretty wall paintings.

The church stands on a Roman site, and it is believed that a collegiate minster was founded here in the 7th century.

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