• St.Nicholas church tower, Winsley.

    Image ID
    FOT662889
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    10.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3000 x 4000 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    254 x 339 mm
    10.0 x 13.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Architecture church 15th.century tower history historic Winsley Wiltshire England UK old oldest building Norman 11th.century 12th.century St.Nicholas parish church stone building April
    Description
    The earliest reference to a church in Winsley is in 1349 but as architectural evidence indicates an early Norman building there will have been one here from the late 11th or early 12th century.The church was rebuilt in the 15th century, in Perpendicular style, but only the three stage tower, with its saddleback roof, remains from this period. Between 1539 and 1846 Winsley was served by curates from Bradford, and from the early 18th century a list of the annual offerings for these vicars survives. In 1704 this included the left shoulder of every calf killed, one tenth of every calf sold, one tenth of all honey produced, 5 pence (0.2p) for every man, wife and garden, 3 eggs for every cock and 2 for every hen to be paid on Good Friday, twopence (0.1p) for everyone over 16 years, fourpence for every woman churched (service after the birth of a child), and 10 shillings (50p) for every death where the estate was worth over £40. By 1841 it was evident that repairs to the church were necessary and a decision was taken to pull it down and build a new one, but Mr Stone of Winsley House managed to persuade them to keep the tower.
    Uploader
    John Hill
    Contributor
    John Hill
    Date Taken
    2010-04-16
    Uploaded on
    2010-04-20
    Collection
    John Hill BATH/SOMERSET Collection
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Religious
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #80C0F0