SU1255 : St Matthew's Church, Rushall

taken 8 years ago, near to Rushall, Wiltshire, Great Britain

St Matthew's Church, Rushall
St Matthew's Church, Rushall
The church has its origins in the 12th century and was restored in 1905, some of the work being carried out by C E Ponting. The tower was built in two stages in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The church has a ha-ha separating it from the field.
The name ha-ha is believed to be derived from the exclamation ha! prompted by the shock of finding a hidden ditch. Ha-ha's were popular in the 18th century, when it was fashionable to have a view of the countryside from big houses. The side of the ditch nearest the house, or in this case the church, is perpendicular and lined with stone.
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SU1255, 66 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 14 January, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 128 558 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.1032N 1:49.0153W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 128 558
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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