ST3049 : St Andrew's Church, Burnham on Sea

taken 31 years ago, near to Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, Great Britain

St Andrew's Church, Burnham on Sea
St Andrew's Church, Burnham on Sea
From Wikipedia;- There has been a church on this site since the late 11th century. Between 1305 and 1314 the original church was either replaced or enhanced; the parts of that church that still stand are the south transept, the south door arch, the holy water stoop and the consecration cross. The tower dates from the late 14th century, and the nave from the late 14th/early 15th century. The north aisle and gallery were added in 1838, and the chancel arch modified at this time. The chancel itself was remodelled in 1878. The leaning tower, 78 ft high, gets a lot of attention from tourists. Apparently if a plumb line is dropped from the north side of the tower it would fall 3 feet away from the building. This major leaning is believed to be caused by the poor foundations.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 July, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3043 4940 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.3711N 2:59.8776W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3045 4936
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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