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St Edmund, Ingatestone

Ingatestone

 

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Ingatestone is a fine little town set like so many Essex towns along a long high street with plenty of good 18th and 19th century buildings. The church is a magnificent red brick structure with a mighty tower. The chancel opens out into aisles on both sides giving the church an unusual shape. Obviously a busy church with lots going on.

I weas the first cyclist of the day, and had to wait in the heavy drizzle for them to open up and let me in. The weather made photography of the exterior very difficult, but the inside of the church was full of a warm light.This was the church of the Petre family, and their memorials are considered among the best of their kind in England. They are certainly magnificent, but the church is so very restored it is hard to think of them as anything more than interesting. The people here were lovely. They had no idea how to set up the paperwork for the bike ride, so I had to help them out. And then on to the outskirts of the town to Fryerning.

Simon Knott, September 2013

               

 

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