SU9377 : St Mary Magdalene Church

taken 11 months ago, near to Boveney, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

St Mary Magdalene Church
St Mary Magdalene Church
The Church of St Mary Magdalene is a redundant Anglican church on the north bank of the Thames at Boveney.

A church has been on the site since before the Norman conquest, but the fabric of the present church dates from the 12th century.

The church was declared redundant in 1975, and it was planned to demolish it or convert it into residential accommodation. However following a local campaign, it passed into the care of the charity the Friends of Friendless Churches in 1983. The charity holds a 999 year lease. The church is still consecrated, and has been used for occasional services since 1983.

However the church then had to be closed because it was found that the tower had become unstable, and repair was essential. When 19th-century plaster was removed from the footings of the tower, it was found that they were almost completely rotten. The cost of the repair totalled 200,000. Of this, 70% was received as a grant from English Heritage, and the remainder was raised from a number of sources.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 93995 77683 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.4175N 0:38.8527W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9398 7765
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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