[07m] 16th Century iron-bound solid oak chest at the back of the church. It has 3 locks and 3 separate keys would be necessary - the vicar and two churchwardens needed to open it. It would have held not just church registers, church plate and parish papers, but would be safe-keeping for important papers from parishioners.
[12m] Five bells from 18th century, but there are mentions of earlier bells. Currently  the treble has a hole in it and cannot be used.
West Mersea Church by Tom Millatt 30th June 1985 - Part2.mp3
30 June 1985
MMAV001/MerseaM001/Audio/West Mersea Church by Tom Millatt 30th June 1985 - Part2.mp3
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