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Celebrated 12th century apsidal church with magnificent colour medieval wall frescoes cleaned and restored in the 20th century. The paintings show a strong Byzantine influence in content and design and were uncovered from behind a coating of 16th century whitewash.
A church has stood on the present site since around 1130 AD. Noted as architecturally interesting, St Michael & All Angels is situtated in a pretty woodland setting. Guided Tours followed by refreshments, can be provided if required. Phone in advance for advice on coach parking and group visits,
Donations welcome. Guided tours by pre-arrangement inc refreshment £1.50 per person.
Map & Directions
From Colchester Centre take the Lexden Road west out of the town. Take 3rd left into Hall Road after passing Tollgate retail park.