Peldon Church Histories

There are at least three histories of the church of St Mary the Virgin, Peldon.

Peldon by Kay Gilmour, 1955. Unpublished. Available in the Local Studies section of Colchester Publish Library.

St Mary the Virgin Peldon by Rev. A.W. Gough, published 1970.
Available for sale in Peldon Church. A copy can be viewed in Mersea Museum Resource Centre.
See MBK_PEL for more details.

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Peldon by Alan Ellis, written 2015.
The text is available online - see St Mary the Virgin Peldon by Alan Ellis.pdf (opens in a new window - 466Kb).

In Arthur Mee's Essex, first published 1942, it is said of the church:
"The church tower is a bold stone structure of 1400, with flint crosses and two nail-studded doors, both 600 years old. The oldest possession of the church is the Norman font, and there are windows and doorways which have been ere 600 years; but the best thing is the 400-year-old hammerbeam roof of the nave.

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Source: Mersea Museum