17 July 2013

Post 11) St Ewen's Church Tower

This is the work in progress of St Ewen’s church tower, 15 feet square and 73 feet high. The church was on the corner of Broad Street and Corn Street at the very summit and heart of the medieval city, behind the 1704 Council House.

It’s main aisle was around 66 x 20 feet with a great east window facing onto the street opposite the door to Christ Church. The tower, shown here full height was modified, along with the nave into a council repository when the church closed following dwindling parishioners, the upper stage of the tower being removed. The whole site and  1704 Council House, was cleared in 1824 to build the much larger present old council house (Registrar’s Office) finished in 1828.

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