NT4936 : Church spires in Galashiels

taken 10 years ago, near to Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Church spires in Galashiels
Church spires in Galashiels
Viewed from the High Road, this shows in the left foreground, St Andrew's Arts Centre in Bridge Street which was built as St Andrew's Church in 1885. The spire in the centre is at St Aidan's Church in Gala Park, opened in 1880 but closed in 2005. The red sandstone spire behind St Aidan's Church is at Old Parish and St Paul's Church in Scott Crescent which opened in 1881. The 58m spire was finished in 1885 and for the past few years a pair of peregrine falcons have nested here and successfully reared young. The former spire of St Andrew's Church was reduced to a small pyramidal roof, a poor substitute for what was a great spire, and a major loss to the roofscape of the town.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 March, 2008
Category
Town scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4912 3606 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.9275N 2:48.5610W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4907 3653
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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