Church of St Mary the Virgin, Norton Sub Hamdon facts for kids
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|Location||Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset, England|
|Designated||19 April 1961|
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Restoration was undertaken by Henry Wilson in 1894 and again in 1904.
The five-stage tower, dating from around 1485, which rises 98.5 feet (30 m) was damaged by lightning and fire on 29 July 1894, but restored within a year preserving the original design. It has a double plinth, offset corner buttresses, dividing strings, battlemented parapet with pairs of corner pinnacles extended from buttresses, and central paired pinnacles corbelled off gargoyles.
The dovecote in the churchyard dates from the 17th century, and was associated with a manor house which was demolished around 1850.
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