SP3378 : Greyfriars (Christchurch) Spire

taken 11 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Greyfriars (Christchurch) Spire
Greyfriars (Christchurch) Spire
The third of Coventry's three spires, the others being those of Holy Trinity and St Michael's, Coventry's second cathedral. Greyfriars unusual octagonal spire was originally that of the 14th Century church of the Grey Friars (the Franciscan order). It has survived the destruction of the church twice, once following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and once again when a Victorian rebuild of the church, then known as Christchurch, was destroyed by an air raid in 1941.
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SP3378, 943 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 November, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 December, 2006
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 333 787 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.3180N 1:30.7164W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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