TF4216 : St Giles' church in Tydd St Giles

taken 13 years ago, near to Tydd st Giles, Cambridgeshire, England

St Giles' church in Tydd St Giles
St Giles' church in Tydd St Giles
The church consists of clerestoried nave, aisles, north porch, and detached south-east tower. It is of early 13th century origin, to which period the chancel arch, nave arcades, and two lower stages of the tower belong. The aisles were rebuilt in the first half of the 14th century and the porch added, and at the end of the 15th century the clerestory was rebuilt and raised and another stage added to the tower. The chancel was completely destroyed in a gale in 1741. It was rebuilt in a shortened form the following year, was taken down in a 19th century restoration and not replaced.

The position of the tower is situated about 15 metres (50 ft) to the south-east of the church, perhaps because of the necessity of obtaining a firm ground for the foundations. The tower has three stages, the two lower dating having been built of stone and dating from the 13th century and the brick built top stage being a late 15th-century addition. It stands on four two-centred arches of three orders with moulded caps and bases, the east and south being blocked with a brick filling when the tower was raised.

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Category: Church
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Lower Stages of the Tower Belong [9] Title Clusters: · St Giles' church in Tydd St Giles [4] ·
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 7 January, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 427 164 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.6119N 0:6.7354E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 428 164
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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