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Benchmark, St Peter's - Thornton, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 39.903 W 001° 18.572
30U E 614319 N 5836352
Quick Description: Cut benchmark on the corner of the church tower
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/29/2014 7:49:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMN5CJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
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Long Description:
Cut benchmark on the corner of the church tower.

"The church at Thornton is set on the side of a hill overlooking the reservoir, it is a very pretty location but before 1854 the reservoir did not exist. The village is 8 miles north-west of Leicester and its nearest neighbour is Bagworth with its interesting 1960's built church. The village name means a settlement walled by strong hedges - thorn hedges, hence the name.
There was probably an earlier church on the site, but the earliest parts of the present church date from the 13th century, these are the aisles and nave. The tower is 15th century in the perpendicular style with recessed spire and two tiers of lucarnes (small dormer windows)"

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