Close But Different

Mike Chester chester at
Wed Jun 27 15:47:35 BST 2012

Filling in a bit of time at the end of the day before I can leave for home, I looked at Dove online and noticed that the entry for North Ockendon had recently changed and that it is in situated Greater London.  I knew that South Ockendon is in Essex and wondered how close they were - recommended driving route is 3.5 miles.

Then I thought that we have something closer nearby.  Mancetter and Witherley are not only in different counties, but also in different dioceses.  The driving route here is 1.5 miles, but they are much closer as the crow flies.

Are there closer examples? Perhaps there are two churches proudly standing opposite each other across a river that is a border?



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