Great Wakering - St Edmund of Canterbury (chapel of witness)

Little Wakering Road, Great Wakering, Essex SS3

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A modest hall/chapel of the 1960s, built economically to serve a rural community. The building is now a day nursery and is not in ecclesiastical use.

The chapel at Great Wakering was built in 1962 as a dual-purpose hall/chapel of ease, served from Shoeburyness. It is now used as a day nursery.

A purely functional building, roughly rectangular on plan with a continuous pitched roof. The walls are faced with brown brick laid in stretcher bond, the roof covered in artificial slate. The timber windows are mostly set high in the wall.

Internally, the building has plastered walls and a steel roof structure with a boarded ceiling above. The main part of the building is used permanently as a children’s playschool with the furnishings appropriate to that use and some more permanent alterations  have  also  been  made.  The  eastern  bay  which  was  presumably  the sanctuary is divided from the rest of the building by a stud partition. There are no ecclesiastical fittings remaining apart from the crucifix hanging on the wall of the former sanctuary.

Diocese: Brentwood

Original Date: 1962

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed