TQ4093 : Buckhurst Hill: Former Congregational Church Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Buckhurst Hill, Essex, Great Britain

Buckhurst Hill: Former Congregational Church Tower
Buckhurst Hill: Former Congregational Church Tower
Not being a local I am a little mystified by this tower in Palmerston Road. It was certainly built as part of the Congregational Church in 1873, designed by the architect Edmond Egan. There is a photo dated 1923 in the Francis Frith collection LinkExternal link of the tower with the church behind, but searching via Google fails to reveal why the body of the church was subsequently demolished. Was it damaged by a bomb, was the building unsound, or were the maintenance costs too high? Today some 1980s flats have replaced the church and somewhat incongruously abut the tower on its eastern side, while the view of the four slender corner turrets is totally ruined by the festooned mobile phone masts...
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TQ4093, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 January, 2008
Category
Religious buildings > Church tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 409 939 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.5769N 0:2.0495E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 409 939
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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