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St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

Layer de la Haye

 

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The largest of the Layers, and usually referred to as simply Layer. It brought back memories to me of Colchester United FC's erstwhile dear scruffy little ground on Layer Road. Open. A small, pretty little church beside Abberton reservoir. Inside is homely and warm, late Victorian. Very cosy. There is an Easter Sepulchre tomb from the 1540s, exceptionally late and the liturgy it would have served can only have had months to run when it was installed.

Very friendly churchwardens inside doing the books and playing the organ, although they assured me that the church is always open every day. Unfortunately, I was so busy talking that I left my Essex Pevsner beside the visitors book, and had to go back for it the following week.

Simon Knott, August 2013

               

 

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