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Report - Church of St Peter & St Paul Birch Essex (jan 2019)


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The Church of St Peter & St Paul, in the quiet Essex village of Birch, has stood empty for nearly 30 years.
Due to this extended period of neglect the church is now derelict, and the Diocese of Chelmsford wish to demolish it.
A notable landmark in the countryside southwest of Colchester, was designed by Samuel Sanders Tuelon and built in 1850. Tuelon was a key figure in the architectural style known as the English Gothic Revival. Among many other commissions, he designed the slavery emancipation monument which stands in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. Birch Church is one of his classic designs. It forms part of a collection of buildings on an agricultural estate that also includes almshouses and a school. The church fell out of use in 1990 and has been vacant ever since.

Spotted this on local social media and headed down with the usual gang on a dull freezing cold January afternoon access was easy but a tight fit. This place is rotten and rapidly crumbling such a waste

spent over an hour inside with no problems best part was the clock mechanism in a cupboard up the bell tower dated 1897



Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Gotta love a church, the windows are always so beautiful. The clock is a nice feature. Nice high shots there too. Really liked this :D


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I waa here today . Great little explore . Be carefull as one side has a huge wasps nest now . Nest is outside on the right hand side of the building .. inside the entrance is naughty . You now have to walk over a scaffold board 3 meters long with a huge 15 20 ft drop either side . Easy enough . Worth going to this site as there are still beautifull windows and wall decorations . Ladder to the steeple ... very naughty .. rickety and loose . Few bats about . Pic of wasp sting attached