Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Holy Trinity Church late 1800's

Holy Trinity Church in late 1800's.
This photo of Holy Trinity Church was taken in the late 1800’s, when the church tower still has quite a growth of ivy. It was discovered in the early 1900’s that ivy was weakening the lime mortar in the structure, and it was then removed. You can see at the lower part of the tower on the north side the sloping roof of what was once the church boiler room.

The photo itself was taken from what is known as Bell Rope Meadow. The meadow got its name I was told by John Fowler, a one-time Ringing Master of the tower that it was a tithe pasture, and the money from that tithe was set aside for the maintenance of the six bell ropes, oak stays and ash sliders.

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