A Brief History of the Church of St Mary Magdalene
The Fabric of the Church
The Parish church of St Mary Magdalene once stood to the left of Shopland Hall Road, just off Shopland Road. It was a small Norman Church ( Twelth Century) measuring just 60 feet by nineteen and was by no means rich in its structure, being built of mainly rubble and cement covered with limestone.
It was one of the oldest Churches in the Rochford Hundred. Its position was evident as a sunken rectangular area, following clearing of much scrubland.