St Peter's Chapel

St Peter's Chapel, Bradwell on Sea

St Peter's Chapel
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Reflectorgo
Cork, Ireland542 contributions
Aug 2021
A very inspiring place. You get there walking down about half a mile of footpath and it is facing the sea, very solid and impressive. Inside it has been minimally restored. It is on land which is owned by some kind of a trust or English heritage, and the sea shore, very wild, is also protected, so you can get a feeling for how it must have been a thousand years ago when this must have been so wild. My only comment is that not enough of the land around it has been protected. The path from the road also runs alongside the most ugly and soulless farmland I have ever seen, not one living thing on it other than a monotonous crop, every hedge and tree cut down, a disgrace. I wish the National trust could buy that and restore it to give this wonderful place a complete approach worthy of it.
Written 22 April 2022
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK8,141 contributions
Mar 2022
St Peters Chapel dates back to 654AD and was built on the site of an old 3rd Century Roman fort. It was built by Saint Cedd, and there were information signs near the car park and at the church itself that explains a bit more of the history.

The car park for the chapel has limited spaces although as it was a quiet spring day there were places available on our visit. It's free to park, but note the walk to the chapel is along a gravel path and is around 10 minutes stroll each way. There are warning signs that adders frequent the area, but we didn't see any.

Although the church wasn't staffed when we visited the door was unlocked so you could go inside and have a look. The chapel is right next to the beach area and close to a circular coastal walking route. It was a peaceful and delightful visit to see this ancient and unique chapel.

There are a few pubs in the area where you could get a drink or food, but otherwise it's pretty remote and therefore wonderfully quiet. We could hear a skylark singing away close to the path. Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 6 April 2022
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Callum
Chelmsford, UK13 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
It’s really interesting and good day out and good with friends and family and a nice walk and the inside of the church was really pretty
Written 18 December 2021
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Andy H
Southampton, UK108 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a beautiful place, lovely setting for this historic little church. It is always open and a very calming place to be.
Easily accessible along a bumpy track from the car park and very easy to find, you can see it in the distance from the car park.
Surrounded by countryside and marshes, a lovely place to get back to nature...
Written 23 September 2021
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LondonAlex_a65
london61 contributions
Aug 2021
A lovely spot with a gorgeous walk and a small church which certainly adds to the moody ambiance. Well worth the trip .
Written 20 August 2021
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Clive1234x
London, UK356 contributions
Jul 2021
A must visit if you have any interest in History and/or Churches.
6.30pm Sunday service in July & August.
Be aware there is very limited parking and it is quite a long walk to the Chapel from the Car Park, over rough-ish ground.
Written 14 July 2021
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997Scotty
Cheshunt, UK101 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
We completed an 11 mile walk, in the Autumn sunshine on the remote Dengie Peninsula. This is a wild and beautiful area. Salt marsh, seascapes, prolific bird life and the isolated Chapel of St Peter’s. Our walk, following part of the 45 mile St Peter’s Way, started from the small village of Tillingham. We eventually reached the sea wall that encompasses the Peninsula. What a delight!
We were on our own other than the geese and dozens of Lapwings, positioned like soldiers, out on the reclaimed fields, facing the Autumn sun. Far out into the distance we could see an isolated building looking out over the the North Sea. This was no ordinary building. It was the Grade 1 - 1,366 year old Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall. The Chapel was built on the site of a Roman settlement. This is an amazing site. You have to pinch yourself that you are only 55 miles from the centre of London. Our short Autumn day passed quickly - we walked back across the fields to Tillingham in the fading light.
Written 19 November 2020
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davenjulia
Benfleet, UK19 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
At Peters Chapel is a little building with lots of history on the Essex coast. If it’s not too windy it is a great place for a peaceful walk and maybe a pub lunch afterwards in any of the surrounding villages.
Written 6 October 2019
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st3phanie88
Bradwell on Sea, UK39 contributions
Sep 2019
A beautiful historic building surrounded by wonderful scenery and the sea. The walk to the chapel can be enjoyed by the surrounding field views and a picnic on the beach is highly recommended
Written 13 September 2019
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chunkie
Chelmsford, UK102 contributions
Sep 2019
Visited St Peter's Chapel with my partner after learning about it through Chelmsford Cathedral.

After driving to Bradwell on Sea, we followed the sign posts to the car park at the end of the road, parked the car and walked the half a mile along a gravel path to reach the chapel. We visited on a beautiful sunny day and enjoyed the peaceful walk through the fields.

On arriving at the chapel, we were greeted with the most stunning views and tranquil atmosphere. The chapel is always open, so we entered inside and enjoyed a quiet and reflecting spell, before taking in more of the views around the chapel and heading back down the path to the car.

It was a lovely afternoon and well worth the visit.
Written 5 September 2019
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