SJ2207 : Christ Church, Welshpool

taken 10 years ago, near to Welshpool/Y Trallwng, Powys, Great Britain

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Christ Church, Welshpool
Christ Church, Welshpool
The east end of the church, possibly accounting for the description "elephantine" which has been applied to the architecture.
Christ Church, Welshpool
This church stands just off the top of the High Street but is out of sight from much of the town. It is clearly visible from across the valley in Leighton SJ2405 and from southern approaches to the town. When I first spotted it standing out above the tree tops I thought it was a castle or folly.

The church was built in 1839-44, to designs by Thomas Penson (County Surveyor), using stone from the quarry at the top of Brook Street.
Further architectural details are available here LinkExternal link

The interior suffered from dry rot and it closed in 1999 because funds could not be found for repair. Since then it has been bought by a young family who have great plans for renovations and are living in a home constructed inside the church LinkExternal link . For details of their progress see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 February, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 221 074 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.5711N 3:9.1539W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 221 074
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