TL6832 : Tower of St John the Baptist, Finchingfield, Essex

taken 13 years ago, near to Finchingfield, Essex, Great Britain

Tower of St John the Baptist, Finchingfield, Essex
Tower of St John the Baptist, Finchingfield, Essex
The church of Saint John the Baptist largely dates from the 14th century, though the lower two stages of the tower were built in the 12th.

Perhaps, given the dominant location of the building, the tower was used for both defensive purposes and for worship. The third stage is 15th century.

There was once a spire but it was blown down during a gale in 1658 and never rebuilt. All that survives of it is the 15th century angelus bell, which is now in the cupola built in place of the spire atop the tower and is what you see in this photograph.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 January, 2008
Category
Religious buildings > Church tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 686 327 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:58.0634N 0:27.2322E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 686 328
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