SP0957 : The Old Rectory, Alcester

taken 10 years ago, near to Alcester, Warwickshire, Great Britain

The Old Rectory, Alcester
The Old Rectory, Alcester
Seen from the porch of St Nicholas's church, this house was built in 1796 - in the days when the rector of a market town was considered a more prestigious post than it is today. The house became a private residence in the 1980s. It has an important claim to fame: the 11th century Alcester 'Tau Cross' was found in the garden - this is now in the British Museum (although at the time of writing it was temporarily on display in the town). See LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for more information about the cross.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 January, 2008
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House   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 090 574 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.9278N 1:52.1551W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 090 574
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