Church Road, E12

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There are two churches on this road but the church referred to in this street name is, by far, the older one, St Mary’s the Virgin Church, which is at the junction of St Winefride’s Avenue. This little church with a small wooden bell tower is about 600 years older than any other building in the vicinity. Parts of the church date back to the 12thCentury, but it has been much altered and rebuilt over the centuries. Archaeologists have discovered some evidence to suggest that this stone church replaced an even earlier wooden building that occupied the same site.

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