Places to visit in Essex
St Peter's Chapel
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.
Chapel built in 654 by St Cedd on his arrival in England. It was built from the remains of a nearby Roman fort - part of the 'Forts of the Saxon Shore' defences - and is situated in a romantic location under the large skies and beautiful expanse of the Essex Marshes.
It had become derelict by the 14th century and was used as a lighthouse by the Tudors, and in later years as a barn. In 1920 it was restored as a chapel and is still used in the summer for services.
More information can be found on the chapel's website: http://www.bradwellchapel.org
© Copyright John Myers contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
1921 Census now on Findmypast
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Find your Essex Ancestors in the Parish Registers
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' are custodians of the parish registers of Essex. Ancestry.co.uk have now transcribed the entire collection of Essex parish registers. Search now on Ancestry for your Essex ancestors. Then on the results page click on ‘request image’ and you will be taken to the ERO website where you can purchase an image of the relevant page.
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Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?
Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these.
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