Virtual Tour of St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray - Pages 5-6


The Tower

The tower was rebuilt at the end of the 19th century, after much of it was demolished as unsafe in 1880. Sadly, the registers record that one workman was killed by a fall of stone while this work was in progress. The original 13th century tower was heightened and extended westwards in Bray’s rebuilding, creating a strangely oblong structure. The lead spire (of a local style often called a "Hertfordshire spike") was added at the rebuilding, and it is surmounted by a fine weather-cock.

The clock was originally made for Eaton Bray Manor House in 1737, and was removed to the church when the manor house was demolished in 1794.


Eaton Bray Church Tower

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