TG2539 : Poppyland - St Michael's church, Sidestrand

taken 3 years ago, near to Sidestrand, Norfolk, Great Britain

Poppyland - St Michael's church, Sidestrand
Poppyland - St Michael's church, Sidestrand
The church originally stood further north but was in danger of falling into the sea through coastal erosion, so in 1881 it was dismantled, except for the tower, and rebuilt here, with a new tower.
The tower and graveyard that was left behind became the subject of a poem called "The Garden of Sleep" and later a series of works called Poppy-Land by Clement Scott in the 1880s, which attracted tourists to the area. See [[[LinkExternal link]]].
The old tower finally fell into the sea in 1916.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2596 3971 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.4368N 1:21.5266E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2599 3965
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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