Early 1300s font, originally from St Marys, Shopland, demolished in 1957 after World War II damage; cover is from a more modern font

Early 1300s font, originally from St Marys, Shopland, demolished in 1957 after World War II damage; cover is from a more modern font

Photo: C Myers, St Nicholas Center

St Nicholas Parish Church

Church of England (Anglican)

Canewdon, Essex

England UK

The church is mainly 14th century on a Norman foundation. The four-stage tower and south porch were added in the 15th century. The tower is said to have been erected by Henry V in thanksgiving for his victory at Agincourt.

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The Guild of St Anne maintained a light on the tower to guide fishermen at the mouth of the Crouch and on the coast
Early 15th century porch, with flint chequer work; may have had central niche for statue of St Nicholas
The electroliers (early 1900s electric lamps) came from Westminster Abbey
St Nicholas window, 1919, in memory of eleven men of Canewdon lost in World War I
Early 1300s font, originally from St Marys, Shopland, demolished in 1957 after World War II damage; cover is from a more modern font
North end of chancel