Bosbury Church and Tower

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Bosbury Church and Tower

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Title Bosbury Church and Tower
Description Black and white photograph of Bosbury Church and Tower. The massive detached tower at Bosbury was built about 1230-1240. It is likely that most were built as a defence against Welsh incursions. Bosbury’s tower with its thick walls and narrow slit windows was almost certainly built as a refuge.
The tower, 8.8 m (29feet) square and 14.6m (48feet) high to the top of the parapet wall, has walls which are nearly 1.8m (6feet) thick at the lowest level. Originally the tower had a spire, which was struck by lightening in 1638 and replaced with the present pitched roof and weather vane in 1812
The main entrance door has recently been replaced to provide a more wind and weather tight structure but the previous door has been preserved in the church along the north wall and is a fine example of the skills of craftsman of previous times.
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Type Image
Format Photograph
Identifier Li14008
Area Herefordshire
Collection Holder Herefordshire Libraries