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St Nicholas Church, South Ockendon, , Thurrock District, TQ59498290, General geological site

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Site name: St Nicholas Church, South Ockendon

Grid reference: TQ 5949 8290

Brief description of site:

Example of unusual building style with geological connection.

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Summary

The construction of round church towers (there are six in Essex) came about because of the difficulty of making satisfactory corners with natural unknapped flints. Probably the best example of a round tower in Essex is St. Nicholas Church, South Ockendon.



The round flint tower of St. Nicolas Church, South Ockendon. Photo © G.Lucy

 

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Reference: Goode 1982

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