SO5815 : Path to the village church, English Bicknor

taken 5 years ago, near to English Bicknor, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Path to the village church, English Bicknor
Path to the village church, English Bicknor
St Mary the Virgin is part of the Church of England Diocese of Gloucester. The church website states that this is a Norman church, dating from 1100, standing in an oval churchyard of Saxon origin. The area is the courtyard of the motte and bailey castle which was destroyed in the 14th century. Originally the tower was in the centre of the church. It was made from soft local sandstone which fell down. Rather than rebuilding it, the Normans built a new western tower.
The building was Grade I listed in 1953.
Grade I and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5813 1580 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.3536N 2:36.5469W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5815 1578
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Church  Village Church  Church of England  Diocese of Gloucester  Norman Church  Grade I Listed  Grade I Listed Church 

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