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St John's by you.New Church Starts to be Built - It was decided to commence building of St John the Baptist Church.  The footprint of this building at this time would have allowed clear views out over the estuary and the church would have been quite a focal point for passing ships.

A New rectory for Leigh - Many people drive past Leigh Rectory, now Leigh library, not realising its lovely architecture.  This fine building lies on the upper part of the cliffs overlooking Leigh old town on The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, to the rear are some public gardens.  The building was commissioned by Robert Eden when he became rector in 1837, and was completed in 1838.


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