St Lawrence and All Saints church, Steeple
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Steeple is a small village and parish on the Dengie peninsula of Essex. It is situated just east of Maylandsea and Mayland, on the southern side of the River Blackwater estuary. A hamlet, within the village of Steeple, on the banks of the River Blackwater is called Stansgate.
The original parish church of St Lawrence was destroyed by fire. The current church was built in the centre of the village in 1884.
Stansgate Priory was a Cluniac Priory built near to the banks of the River Blackwater in about 1120. It was one of many priories closed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1534.
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