TL9925 : Church of St Peter, North Hill, Colchester

taken 1 year ago, near to Colchester, Essex, Great Britain

Church of St Peter, North Hill, Colchester
Church of St Peter, North Hill, Colchester
Grade II* Listed 15th century church remodelled in 1758. The previous church on this site can be traced back to 1066 and (probably much) earlier. The 14th century church had a central tower and probably cruciform in plan. North and south aisles were added in the 15th century and altered what was probably cross-shaped into the present oblong shaped church. The Minister Robert Dickman recorded in September 1692 the tower was in scaffold and being re-plastered when an earthquake resulted in 'the steeple parted fo wide in ye midst that they could have put their hand into the crack or cleft y immediately shut up clofe again, without any damage to the workmen or to the fteeple it felf'. Unsafe and demolished in 1758 a new tower was built in 1763 among other alterations. Lester and Pack of London cast a ring of eight bells in 1763 that were tuned and re-hung by H Bowell & Son, Bell & Brass Founder, Ipswich, in 1893. Some having cracked, John Taylor of Loughborough recast them in 1913. In 1938 the bells were quarter turned and rehung. The clock renovated in 1913 was added to the tower in 1866 by C F Hayward, originally flat against the wall and before 1907 placed on its present heavy stone bracket. The hours were struck on the tenor bell in the tower and the quarter chimes on smaller bells but the chimes were later silenced to avoid confusion with the striking of the clock on the town hall. The clock's numerals were restored by specialist S Michlmayr in 2012.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9941 2523 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.3966N 0:53.7847E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9939 2522
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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