SK3003 : Stumpy Spire

taken 12 years ago, near to Orton-on-The-Hill, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Stumpy Spire
Stumpy Spire
The little spire atop the tower of St.Edith's in Orton-on-the-Hill is a most unusual shape resembling a stubby finger.
The story behind this is that in 1797 the spire was struck by lightning and rebuilt (according to an account of c.1810). The total height of tower and spire was then an impressive 120ft. Unfortunately in 1950 the spire was deemed to be in a dangerous condition, and so was reduced to its current dimensions - and distinctive shape. Despite this lopping, the spire is visible for miles around due to its elevated position on top of the village's eponymous hill.
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Saturday, 25 November, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 November, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 304 039 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.9205N 1:33.1363W
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