SO8454 : River Severn in Worcester

taken 5 months ago, near to Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain

River Severn in Worcester
River Severn in Worcester
Glover's Needle (or St Andrew's Spire) across the river.
The River Severn

The River Severn is the longest river in Britain, at about 354 kilometres (220 miles). Its source is on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, Powys, in the Cambrian Mountains. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. The Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.

The Glover's Needle, Worcester

This is the local name for the tower and spire of the former St Andrew's Church, combining the very narrow taper of the spire with glovemaking which was the City's principal industry.

The tower is 15th century, perpendicular, the spire being added in 1751 by a local journeyman mason, Nathaniel Wilkinson. It rises to 241 feet and has, at 13 degrees, the narrowest taper of any similar spire in the country.

The church was demolished in 1948 as it had become structurally unsound and the congregation had dwindled to almost nothing as people moved away from the city centre. Gardens were created at the foot of the tower to commemorate the accession of Queen Elizabeth.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 July, 2021
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Religious sites 
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River Severn 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 848 547 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.4630N 2:13.3823W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 847 546
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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