SX4957 : Church of St Edward

taken 1 year ago, near to Crownhill, Plymouth, Great Britain

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Church of St Edward
Church of St Edward
Church of St Edward, King of the West Saxons, Eggbuckland
Whilst we can be certain that a church existed in Eggbuckland as far back as Norman times and probably before, the building of the present church took place in the early 15th century, about 1420/1430. At this time, Eggbuckland was a prosperous rural district. The reign of Henry VI was a time of great religious enthusiasm. Old churches all over the country were being replaced by magnificent new ones, usually in the perpendicular style. Today the bulk of the west tower, the nave, south aisle and porch, date from this time. These were built of local stone, and Dartmoor granite, with surface granite from Dartmoor for traceries, quoins and weatherings. The pinnacles on the tower are unusually tall and help to give St Edward’s its own character.
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Eggbuckland :: SX5058
Eggbuckland is a suburb of Plymouth. Prior to the Second World War Eggbuckland was a small village. During the reconstruction of Plymouth many new suburbs were built and soon a new estate was built within one mile to the south east of Eggbuckland. During the 1970s the areas in between and surrounding the old village were all developed and the whole area is now referred to by the name Eggbuckland. The development of the A38 just south of Eggbuckland in the 1980s lead to the area becoming very popular with commuters.
During the 19th century the area was host to new Palmerston Forts built as part of a northern defence line around Plymouth.
Over time the name has been corrupted and by 1685 was Egg Buckland. By 1902, it was one word - Eggbuckland.
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Sunday, 12 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 July, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4980 5778 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:24.0392N 4:6.8879W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4980 5778
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