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St. Peters-on-the-Wall, Essex

According to tradition, St Peters-on-the-Wall in Bradley-on-Sea was built by St. Cedd when he came to convert the Saxons in 654 AD. The current structure was probably built around 660 AD and incorporates stone and tiles from the Roman Fort that stood on the site. It remained a place of worship for 900 years.

After the dissolution of the monasteries it fell out of use. It was subsequently converted into a barn. The scars of the large doorways that were cut into the long sides are still visible. In 1920 the building was restored and it was reconsecrated as a chapel. It is grade 1 listed and open to the public.