SU0993 : Cricklade: St. Sampson's Church

taken 14 years ago, near to Cricklade, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Cricklade: St. Sampson's Church
Cricklade: St. Sampson's Church
The massive tower of the parish church with its four tall rounded turrets dominates Cricklade and is a landmark for miles around. There has been a stone church here since the foundation of the borough in about 890. Dedicated to St. Sampson, who founded the Abbey-Bishopric of Dol in Brittany, it is one of only five named after him. Most of the present church was built between 1240 and 1280 but some traces of much earlier work remain. A major restoration took place in 1864. The tower is reputed to have been built by the Duke of Northumberland, father-in-law of Lady Jane Grey, between 1551 and 1553.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 October, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 099 935 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.4131N 1:51.5002W
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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