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    Default Cold Christmas Church - September '13 - East Herts


    I've been here a few times, it's nothing amazing but still worth checking out. Creepy at night, and of course I've been told some old stories about it.
    Have been told by the locals that it used to be own privately by a family in the village. Here's some info I found on the internet:

    The church was demolished in 1853 when a new Parish church was built nearby, the church stone tower still remains. The church dates back to 1086 and was part of Hugh De Desmaisnilís estate. It was intended for private family use only. There are many rumours of the church being built on a North/South alignment instead of east/west, many medieval churches were built this way and is said to be the sign of the devil, which is why it was later demolished.

    Even though the church was demolished the graveyard still remains along with the church tower. The grave stones have fallen into disrepair, headstones fallen down and some are even broken. There are reports of a Mausoleum in the graveyard and that mass burial graves lie under where the old church once stood. Many graves belong to young children and is said to be due to extreme cold weather during christmas time which lead to their deaths.


    When we arrived, strangely there was a father and two kids having a picnic.


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    Very steep and uneven steps that lead all the way up the tower but stop abruptly.

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    Nothing like the blue star of Newcastle Breweries to light the way! great pics.

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    Another great report! It's a fun one at night too :p
    Cheers for sharing!
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