SJ2992 : St Hilary's - A Church With Two Towers

taken 10 years ago, near to Wallasey, Wirral, Great Britain

St Hilary's - A Church With Two Towers
St Hilary's - A Church With Two Towers
The tower bears the date 1530, the rest of the church having been rebuilt in 1760 using stone from the previous building. In 1857 the church was destroyed by fire shortly after extensive restoration. The blaze was caused by a fire lit to warm the congregation on a particularly cold winter's evening being enthusiastically stoked, causing the fat on the bacon sides hanging in the church tower to melt which then ignited the wooden floorboards, adding to the conflagration. It is told that the town of Wallasey smelt of bacon for days afterwards!
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 January, 2008
Category
Religious buildings > Church tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 296 921 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.3024N 3:3.5951W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 296 921
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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