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St. John the Baptist Church Bell Tower - Holywell, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 52° 19.152 W 000° 02.433
30U E 701697 N 5800665
Quick Description: St. John the Baptist Church was constructed in the 13th century in the village of Holywell in Cambridgeshire, England. Its bell tower dates from the early 16th century.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/15/2012 7:14:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMEWR7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
"The parish church of St John the Baptist is situated at the eastern end of Holywell. There has been a church here since AD 990; the current building (Grade I listed) dates from about 1250 (the chancel) to early 16th century (the tower, which was brought from Ramsey Abbey and re-erected here). Most of the church is of 14th-century construction. The church has undergone major renovations and repairs in recent years. In 2005–6 the church roof was restored, along with associated works, at a cost of approx. £300,000, about £90,000 of which came from local direct fund-raising and donations. In 2010–11 a new maintenance programme included complete rewiring, extensive repairs to the windows and plasterwork and the acquisition of a new sound system with a loop installation for the hard of hearing. In the south of the churchyard is the Holy Well from which the village takes its name, a site of pre-Christian worship and Christian pilgrimage in the Middle Ages; it is now enclosed by a Victorian structure."

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Address of Tower:
Holywell Front
Holywell, Cambridgeshire England
PE27 4TG

Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 6

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Unknown

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