Blackmore, named after the rich dark soil which surrounds it, is at heart a collection of ancient buildings built beside the village green and church. St Laurence is Norman although the magnificent timber tower was erected in 1400.

Notes on Blackmore

Blackmore's historical background
Blackmore, Essex  Low evening sun on the half-timbered houses in Church Street, Blackmore, Essex : Blackmore, Essex
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Blackmore Landscape : Blackmore, Essex, field, tree
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Blackmore - Priory Church of St Laurence  Norman, from 1170, with many 12th century features remaining. The wooden bell tower was built c. 1400, and is the largest in Essex. The original medieval timber remains. The tower rises in three stages - unlike any other wooden tower in Essex. Front view:Blackmore - Priory Church of St Laurence: Frontview North door: North door : Blackmore, Church
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