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St. Mary’s Chickney then and now

St. Mary’s church, Chickney, Essex, was struck by lightning in 1902 and £329 was raised to be spent on repairs to the tower. Following a period of neglect, the church was restored, to be passed to The Churches Conservation trust in 1975.

Today, visitors can find this hidden marvel open daily and particularly atmospheric.

The image on the left was taken in the early 1900s before restoration work following a lightning strike, that on the right during the long hot summer of 2019

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