St Mary the Virgin, Pembridge, Herefordshire: the detached belfry
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CHU/1018 (ES5389)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Churches ; Belfries, bell towers ; Cemeteries ; Stone ; Timber framing|
NOTES: Unique in England and akin to the bell houses of Swedish stave churches, this belfry was restored in 1898 and 1957 when extra timbers were inserted and the bases of the upright timbers were strengthened with concrete. In 1983-1984 the tower underwent a complete restoration.
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