St Mary Magdalene Church - Taunton

St Mary Magdalene Church - Taunton
The sandstone church of St Mary Magdalene in Taunton was completed in 1508. The 163 feet (50 m) tall tower is considered the finest example of a Somerset tower and one of the 'noblest' parish towers in England.
During construction of the tower a pulley was used to lift the stone with a donkey pulling the rope. It is said that on completion the donkey was hoisted to the top to admire the view it had helped create!

Here it is viewed from Hammet Street.
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Date: 09.03.2012 09:51
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