SO8554 : Worcester Cathedral

taken 9 years ago, near to Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
View over Worcester from Fort Royal Hill, the three most prominent buildings from left to right are, the cathedral, the Spire of St Andrew's (Glover's Needle) and the former Giffard Hotel, part of the sixties Lych Gate development. Fort Royal Hill's elevated position providing a good view of the city was taken advantage of by the Royalists in 1651, because during the siege in 1646 Parliamentary forces had positioned their artillery on the hill and had been able to severely damage the city's walls. However, on September 3, 1651, during the final stages of the Battle of Worcester, the Royalist position became untenable and Parliamentaian forces captured Fort Royal and turned the Royalist guns and fired on Worcester.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 February, 2008
Category
Cathedral   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 851 545 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.3555N 2:13.1624W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 854 543
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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