SP2032 : Curfew Tower, Moreton-in-Marsh

taken 5 years ago, near to Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Curfew Tower, Moreton-in-Marsh
Curfew Tower, Moreton-in-Marsh
On the corner of High Street and Oxford Street is possibly the oldest building in town. Probably dating from the 16th century, the ancient stone tower has a gabled turret containing a bell formerly used to ring the curfew. The curfew was the regulation, widespread in medieval Europe, by which fires had to be covered or put out at a fixed time each evening. The time was indicated by the ringing of a bell.
The clock was added to the tower in the 17th century.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 12 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2049 3243 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.3969N 1:42.1810W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2049 3242
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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