TQ3975 : Old tower, new spire

taken 6 years ago, near to Lewisham, Great Britain

Old tower, new spire
Old tower, new spire
This view shows the ruined mediaeval tower and the spire of the present church beyond.
Old St Margaret's tower, Lee
The remains of the west tower of the medieval (probably 15th century) former Church of St Margaret at Lee consist of the ground and part of the first stage of the tower, the rest of the church being demolished in 1813. It was replaced with another, which itself had to be demolished after less than 30 years due to subsidence. The remains of the old tower are now a grade II listed building (List Entry Number 1193159) and the surrounding graveyard is an “archaeological priority area”. The tower had become dangerous and ivy-covered before being cleaned and made safe in 2010: the outline of the old church has also now been marked on the ground. The present parish church (listed grade II*) is just across the road.
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TQ3975, 228 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3902 7572 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.8032N 0:0.0096W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3901 7573
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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