SZ6389 : St Helens church

taken 9 years ago, near to St Helens, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

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St Helens church
St Helens church
From this angle it looks like an old, yet unconventional, church, which indeed it is. But there is no depth; this facade of the west end is all that remains, held up by the white concrete wall behind. This is a 13th century church, abandoned in 1717 when a new church for the village was built a kilometre to the west. This wall remains because it acts as a sea mark, a conspicuous location on the land easily identified from mariners' charts. It is said that the St Helen's sea mark was the last place in England that Admiral Nelson saw as he sailed in HMS Victory from Portsmouth to the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
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SZ6389, 75 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 June, 2010
Category
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 637 894 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.0781N 1:5.9617W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 636 894
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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