"A leaning tower of our very own!" Top 5 Page for this destination Temple Church of the Holy Cross - derelict Tip by KennetRose

  Temple Church (Holy Cross)
by KennetRose

The Temple Church of the Holy Cross was built in the 14th and 15th centuries. It suffered from the bombing of WW2 and is now a ruin.

The drunken lean of the tower is not the result of the bombing however, nor is it an illusion induced by too heavy a lunch at the nearby Kings Head (qv). The church was built on marshy land without proper shoring up, and began to lean shortly after its construction.

Address: Behind Victoria Street
Phone: +00 44 (0)117 9750 700
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/temple-church/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 4, 2002
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