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Avon-by-the-Sea, Monmouth County
is a small frame Episcopal church built in the 1880s and modified a
little later. The entry porch has been partially enclosed and the belfry
removed; there were small transepts, but the one on the east has
been replaced by the Norman tower. The shingles are consistent in
all parts of the building which suggests perhaps they have been
changed as well from the original, or that the changes were made
very shortly after initial construction. The building has
been shut, with no sign of activity on both of my visits,
means it is used only a few summer months of the year.