SJ3660 : St Mary's Church, Dodleston

taken 11 years ago, near to Dodleston, Cheshire, Great Britain

St Mary's Church, Dodleston
St Mary's Church, Dodleston
The Bell Tower and clock at St Mary's has recently been restored. It is the oldest surviving structure in Dodleston and the lower part of the tower is definitely of pre-Reformation date and still contains a bell bearing the inscription "Ave Marie".

The clock has told the villagers the time since 1870.

It is in the base of the tower that the Lord Chancellor of England to Queen Elizabeth I and James I is buried. He was Sir Thomas Egerton (d.1616) and with him are two other graves, those of his first wife Elizabeth (d.1588) and his son Thomas, who died in Dublin in 1599 at the age of 25 and was brought back to Dodleston for burial. The Tower houses a peal of 6 bells which are rung every Sunday morning.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 July, 2007
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Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 362 609 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.5116N 2:57.3144W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 362 610
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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