West Bergholt, St Mary's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Evidence of the ancient origins of the church is further emphasized by the fragments of Roman bricks that can be seen in the buttresses and walls. A number of early Norman carved stones were reused in the making of the walls.
>The bulk of the remainder is 14th-century work, with a 15th-century turret. The church is built to a very simple design, with a short chancel. Excavations under the east end revealed the possible existence of a Saxon church built of timber, with a rounded apse.
Within the simple interior is a royal coat of arms dating to the 17th century, a bit of rare survivor. There is a Georgian gallery and Victorian woodwork, a variety of 17th and 18th-century slab memorials, and an Elizabethan wooden chest.
The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
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About West Bergholt, St Mary's Church
Address: Hall Road, West Bergholt, Essex, England, CO6 3DU
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 3 miles north west of Colchester off the B1508
Website: West Bergholt, St Mary's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: John Salmon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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