SE2934 : St George's with its new spire

taken 12 years ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

St George's with its new spire.
St George's with its new spire.
St George's Church was built with a spire and 4 pinnacles around the base. In 1962 the spire was damaged in a storm, and some of the pinnacles fell through the church roof. The damage to the spire was so bad that it had to be demolished, as the church did not have the funds to repair both the spire and roof.
Now a new spire has been built, funded by the developers of a block of apartments beside the church (apparently it was a condition of planning permission). The new spire was erected in March 2006.
My picture is an attempt to recreate an old picture on the Leodis website which includes the original spire. Unfortunately the Centaur building was built later, and foiled my plan. My picture was taken with my back against the Centaur building. The original spire was evidently a lot taller than its replacement. For a view from the east see SE2933 : St George's and the new Spire, from the east. See the picture on Leodis here LinkExternal link
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Thursday, 6 April, 2006   (more nearby)
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Friday, 7 April, 2006
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Church   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 295 340 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.0882N 1:33.2148W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 294 339
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