2019

SO5139 : View north-east from Hereford Cathedral tower

taken 5 years ago, near to Hereford, County of Herefordshire, England

View north-east from Hereford Cathedral tower
View north-east from Hereford Cathedral tower
Centre right is The Old Deanery House listed Grade II LinkExternal link Slightly above centre left is the spire of the Church of St Peter listed Grade II* despite being around 800 years old LinkExternal link Just to the right of the church is Hereford Crown Court in what was the early 19th century Shire Hall notable for the Giant Doric portico. It is listed Grade II* LinkExternal link Immediately right of that is the spire and flagpole of Hereford Town Hall built around 1904 and now home to the Herefordshire Council Register Office. It is listed Grade II* LinkExternal link At centre right just above the cathedral roof is the mix of old and modern buildings comprising Hereford Cathedral School. If you have the wherewithal you can get rid of your kids from the age of 3, not needing to see them for the next 15 years if you don't want to LinkExternal link
Hereford Cathedral Tower

Hereford Cathedral Tower stands 140 feet (50.3m) tall and, from the top, large areas of Herefordshire and parts of Powys & Gwent can be viewed on a clear day. The grid line separating SO5039 and SO5139 passes pretty well through the middle of it. There are 218 steps to the top of the tower, and conducted tours were available on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Summer 2013.

Photos taken from church towers

Written by Brian Robert Marshall

Some churches allow occasional public access to their tower roofs. These provide exceptional opportunities to obtain views that are usually impossible to capture, and sometimes enable one to see buildings that are hidden from view at ground level. They always provide a fascinating and different perspective on otherwise unremarkable places.


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SO5139, 1119 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Brian Robert Marshall   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 25 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 May, 2019
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 511 399 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.3193N 2:42.8047W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 509 397
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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