SK9162 : Auborn Clock Tower. and war memorial

taken 1 year ago, near to Aubourn, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Auborn Clock Tower. and war memorial
Auborn Clock Tower. and war memorial
To the east of Auborn Hall is the parish church, dedicated to St Peter. The present church was built around 1200 on the site of an earlier church built of wood and stone and recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. When it was built, the church was a larger structure than today's and included a nave, porch and tower. In 1862 most of the building was demolished following the building of a new parish church on a new site. This is what remains of the new church.

The Victorian church was built outside the village between 1861 and 1863 in the 'Early English' Gothic style. The building cost 2,600 and featured an apsidal east end and an oak shingled broach spire. The church fell into disrepair in the 1960s with a hole in the roof of the nave. It was then decided that the church should be closed as there were no resources to repair it. In 1974 the nave and transepts up to the chancel arch were demolished but the tower and east-facing memorial clock were retained.

The present standing structure comprises the tower and shingled broach spire, the chancel, the apse and part of the unroofed south transept. The remaining part of the church is Grade II listed and is known as Auborn Clock Tower. This view from the south-east corner also shows the war memorial. See also LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9196 6251 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.1079N 0:37.5811W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9198 6250
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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