TA3428 : Sisterkerkes Plaque, Withernsea

near to Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Sisterkerkes Plaque, Withernsea
Sisterkerkes Plaque, Withernsea
On Withernsea seafront near Valley Gardens. Text reads: "Legend tells of two sisters building separate churches after arguing over the style of a jointly funded church, one wanted a spire, the other a tower. These two buildings became known as the Sisterkerkes. The sea eventually claimed both of the churches, eroding the church of St. Mary the Virgin Withernsea around 1444, & St. Peter's Church Owthorne between 1786 and 1824. Stones from the churches were reused in the building of St. Nicholas Church Withernsea and St. Mary the Virgin Rimswell. Human remains found on the beach from St. Peter's were reinterred at Rimswell (see TA3128 : Rimswell Church)."
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Saturday, 10 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 343 280 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.8665N 0:2.0595E
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