SO4870 : The detached bell tower of the church of St. Bartholomew, Richard's Castle

near to Batchcott, Shropshire, Great Britain

The detached bell tower of the church of St. Bartholomew, Richard's Castle
The detached bell tower of the church of St. Bartholomew, Richard's Castle
The detached tower is relatively rare, although there are apparently seven in Herefordshire (including this one) and dates from the late 13th century or early 14th century. It was built detached for defensive or military purposes - it could be defended against the Welsh, or other attackers and its outlook covers areas that the nearby castle did not. The tower apparently had a wooden spire, which burned down in 1800 and was replaced with a slated roof, and weathervane.
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2011
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 27 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 484 702 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.6801N 2:45.4447W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 484 702
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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