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Latitude: 51.5801 / 51°34'48"N
Longitude: 0.7001 / 0°42'0"E
OS Eastings: 587180
OS Northings: 190259
OS Grid: TQ871902
Mapcode National: GBR QNX.XGT
Mapcode Global: VHKHF.2KZ1
Entry Name: Headstone and Surrounds Approximately 16 Metres South of South West Angle of South Porch of Church of St Andrew
Listing Date: 13 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1168138
English Heritage Legacy ID: 123199
Location: Rochford, Rochford, Essex, SS4
Civil Parish: Rochford
Built-Up Area: Rochford
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Rochford St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
ROCHFORD OFF HALL ROAD
14/208 Headstone and surrounds
approx. 16 metres south
of south west angle of
south porch of Church
of St. Andrew
Headstone and surround of grave of James Banyard, born 31 January 1800, died 31
October 1897. Simple with rounded angles to headstone, pyramidal heads to
corner stones and chamfered side and end stones. The inscription relates that
James Banyard was the founder of The Peculiar People in the County of Essex.
The sect was founded as a grass roots revivalist movement during the 1850's,
they were respected for agricultural and social reforms, but belief only in
natural healing was a cause of friction with the general public, especially when
Smallpox vaccination etc., became popular. The two earliest surviving intact
Peculiar Peoples Chapels at Tillingham (11.218) and Steeple (4/167) Essex, are
listed buildings. Mark Sorrell, The Peculiar People.
Listing NGR: TQ8718090259
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