TG2830 : St Nicholas church tower

taken 7 years ago, near to North Walsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Nicholas church tower
St Nicholas church tower
The wooden bellframe can be seen in the upper part of the exposed interior of the tower which was once 147ft tall, with a spire that took its total height to around 180ft. It collapsed on 16 May 1724, the day after the bells had been rung for many hours for the Ascensiontide Fayre. In 1835 more masonry fell from the upper walls and in February 1836 gales caused a further collapse of the north side of the tower. Work was then undertaken to reduce the east belfry wall and generally make safe, pending rebuilding which never took place. The lower building to the left is the Saxon tower. (Source: Church guide).

The church and its churchyard, which has had its gravestones moved to the edge, is closely surrounded by buildings which have their backs to the church.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2831 3026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.2892N 1:23.2224E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2829 3025
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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