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Comment about St. Peters Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

I am recovering from a heart attack and would at present be unable to tackle the walk to the Chapel, which I would dearly like to visit. Is there any chance of parking closer to the Chapel or aproaching by a different route so that I might walk the last 1/4 mile or so, which nowadays is about my limit. E. Jolliffe

E.J. Jolliffe, Bedford

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Barry, BeenThere-DoneThat

Its quite probable that the Saxon Church at Escombe in County Durham is just as old as St Peters in Bradwell.

Historians know that Escomb was built as early as 670AD and there is a possibility it is slightly older as well but it cannot be any younger than the middle of the 7C due to its distinct style of architecture.

Escomb has the oldest known original sundial in Britain which is itself early 7C but what makes Escomb unique amongst the oldest places of Christian worship in Britain is that since its construction in the middle of the 7C it has remained in continual use right up to this present day unlike St Peters in Bradwell which is only used occasionally.

Peter Lewis, Llandudno North Wales Sat 9th Jan 2010

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