Canewdon Church

We visited the Canewdon church a few times ago, and there we find the location spooky. We were yet to experience something unexplainable there at the place.

At the site, we heard some noises, but we concluded that the sound is of wind blowing through the fins at the top of the church.

Canewdon has gained a reputation as the most haunted place in the U.K. This village has got long associated with the historic witches and witchcraft and also the occult and paranormal activities. These all include ghosts and unexplainable events.

Canewdon Church Essex

It is the church of St. Nicholas of the 12th century which appears to be the focus of events and also has an attachment of folklore to it.

If you run around this folk-lore for three times in anti-clock ways on Halloween, then you will travel backward in the time.

you run around this folk-lore for three times in anti-clock ways on Halloween, then you will travel backward in the time.

Canewdon-Church-pics
Canewdon Church

This weird thing has added much in the reputation of the church to be a portal to the other dimensions. The other part of the folklore of the church is related to the occult.

It got claimed that any female novice who is seeking the membership of the dark coven had to dance around the church for twelve times at midnight.

She has summoned the devil by doing it that got appeared to perform her initiation into the sisterhood.

If you see that a stone falls from the church’s tower, you will find that a witch has died and the other has replaced her in the coven.

Canewdon Church Postcode

Canewdon Church, Essex Postcode area, is SS4. The local information about the postcode is SS4 Postcode information.

Canewdon Hall

canewdon map
canewdon map

Canewdon Village Hall is a small hall set in the beautiful village of Canewdon. This Canewdon village hall has a fully functional kitchen which includes an oven, freezer, and fridges. There are also toilets with disabled facilities as well.

Moreover, to the side of the hall, there is a safe which gets enclosed grassy area for the parties for small children, and at the back of the room, there is a large field.

Canewdon Church Witches

When we ask many people about what they know about the country of Essex, most of them reply same about TOWIE, Jodie Marsh, Essex girl jokes, girls in miniskirts, Jamie Oliver cooking the school lunches, and white stilettos are dancing around their handbags and while chattering away in his Estuary English Patter.

The negative stereotypes had left Essex with almost poor relations with the other countries in England. It has a reputation which it does not deserve.

Canewdon Church images
Canewdon Church images

In history, Essex is abundant with over 14,000 listed buildings. It remained the oldest surviving wooden church globally and became the rumored burial place of King Harold 2.

There is also a darker side of Essex which we have almost got forgotten and become away from the chocolate box villages. This country got steeped in the tradition of witchcraft that has spanned centuries.

In the year 1644, Essex was at the starting point of the worst witch hunt ever initiated in England and led by the witch-finder General Matthew Hopkins.

The small, relatively nondescript village that hot believed to be the center of the Witchcraft for the area called “The Witch Country.”

Canewdon Church Haunted

Canewdon has gained a reputation as the most haunted place in the U.K. This village has long associated with historical witches and witchcraft, and the occult and paranormal activities.

These all include ghosts and unexplainable events. This village gets called The Village of Witches.

Canewdon Church photos
Canewdon Church photos

St. Nicholas Church Canewdon

Canewdon is a tiny village about 4 miles northeast of the town of Rochford. It gets located on one of the highest hills along with the Essex coastline, and it got named from the ancient Saxon for the “hill of the Cana’s people.”

The impressive parish Church of 14th century of St. Nicholas at the end of the village High Street gets well known as a local landmark. However, infamously, it gets also associated with witches.

Canewdon Church Witches Grave

Canewdon Church pictures
Canewdon Church pictures

During the late 19th century, George Pickingill, who lived in this village got said to practice as a cunning man.

A spinster, Rose Pye, in the year 1580, got told to be living like a witch and responsible for the bewitching to the death of Johanna Snow in August 1575.

He was the 12 months old child from Sandhurst Farm in Canewdon.

Rose got pleaded not guilty to the case. After her acquittal, she remained and died in jail.

Cicely Makin got accused of Witchcraft after five years, and he was unable to find those five people who swear that she was not a witch.

She got excommunicated from the Canewdon Church after giving her five years to explain herself.

The novel also got written on the story based on the village’s Witchcraft legends, named “The Curse of Cannow’s End.”

You must read this novel to get to know more about the Canewdon Church.

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