SO6302 : Parish church of St Mary's, Lydney

taken 7 years ago, near to Lydney, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Parish church of St Mary's, Lydney
Parish church of St Mary's, Lydney
Viewed from Church Road, looking north.

I am grateful to a correspondent who informed me that a leaflet inside the church states that the spire rises to 197 feet. This is the tallest structure in Lydney and is a landmark visible from much of the town and beyond.

There may have been a church of some description on this site since Saxon times.
The tower dates from the 13th century. The spire was a later addition, and was rebuilt in the late 19th century after part of it collapsed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 633 025 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.2009N 2:31.9602W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 632 024
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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