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TP10363 - Nash Church Spire
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Nash Ch SpST57/INT16ST57I016334306.10183667.620.0003SPIRE01/06/194400

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There are 15 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13309th with 75 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.00/10 (from 11 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Aug 2012
Was Last logged: 30th Apr 2018

Of the 11 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 18m
The average error was 6m
1 was exact

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Nash Church Spire
Church of St Mary
Church of St Mary - The Spire

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 30th Apr 2018  14:52  by Ant1974

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Apr 2017  10:30  by newestindustry

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  16:16  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

St Mary. 1606 flood height marker due to a tsunami generated near the Canaries if you talk to a geologist.

Nash Church Spire

Good condition 11th Apr 2017  16:15  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: ST 34307 83672   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Called in on way home from Wetlands Centre. Beautiful church and graveyard, just a shame that the Church was locked up.

Good condition 14th Jan 2017  16:35  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Called in here on our way home from the nearby bird reserve. I'm reading a book at present called The Balloon Girl about a true story of tragic death of a 14 year old girl who went up in a balloon from the Great Exhibition in Cardiff and perished. Her body was found on the mud flats nearby and brought to this church.

Good condition 25th Jun 2016  15:04  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 34311 83685   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

St Mary's Church, a Grade I listed building; medieval in origin although dates are hard to find; 18th and 19thC additions and restorations.

Church of St Mary TP10363©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Spire TP10363©jonglew

Good condition 30th May 2015  12:56  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice church.

Good condition 25th May 2015  10:31  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: ST 34306 83667   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

a trig, two cutmarks and a flood....... The parish church of St. Mary the Virgin in West Nash, dating originally from the 12th century, is an important Grade I listed church, notable for its fine tower and spire and has been called "the Cathedral of the Moors". The church belonged to Goldcliff Priory in 1349 when Robert Arney was instituted to the benefice. The Arney family, in the time of Charles II, left a cottage and six acres of land, called "The Poor's Six Acres", for the support of the poor of the parish. The church was largely rebuilt during the 16th century. The only remains of the Norman church is the North Wall of the chancel and the Squint. An unusual feature, the Squint or Hagioscope was used to enable those with leprosy, smallpox or other such diseases, to see or participate in the service without endangering the rest of the congregation with infection. The tower is unusually located on the north side of the chancel. The church is thought to originally have been much larger, incorporating a North aisle. In the early years of the 20th century the floor of the bellringer's room was used as a temporary mortuary for the bodies of five sailors who had been drowned at sea, in a violent storm, near the East Usk Lighthouse. Four of the sailors had been found lashed to the mast. During World War II the church saw congregations of 400. The interior, following restoration in 2004ľ2005, is notable for its complete set of 18th century furnishings, with box pews, a three-decker pulpit and a western gallery. In the fields to the south of the neighbouring Church Farm are ancient tumuli, the vestiges of some ancient, possibly mediŠval, dwelling or chapel. Unusually, the tower is located on the North side of the chancel, and another notable feature is the stained glass in the East window in which the figures are portrayed in modern dress. A plaque records the great flood of 1607 on the Gwent levels. January 1607 will be the 400th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters to occur in Great Britain. Most of the low land around the Severn estuary from Barnstaple to Gloucester was flooded. The effects were also seen from Merionethshire to the Gwent Levels and as far away as Norfolk. A number of accounts of the event were written at the time, but they are now quite hard to get hold of. A number of churches in the area bear marks showing the height of the water, or plaques commemorating the flood. There is confusion as to whether it happened in 1606 or 1607. The reason for this is due to a change of calendar. In 1607, James I (James VI of Scotland) was the new king of England and Wales, at the start of the Stuart dynasty. Shakespeare was still writing - he published Macbeth in 1606. Guy Fawkes had attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament just over one year earlier. There were no newspapers as we know them, but pamphlets describing notable events, such as this, would be printed for sale from shops in London. Possible causes of the flood include high tides, crumbling sea walls, storm surge or a tsunami. The tide was certainly at its highest, but this alone would not be enough. The sea defences may have been in a poor state of repair, but are unlikely to have given way on such a scale right across the estuary. A storm surge is quite likely, especially combined with high tides, but there is also evidence that there may have been a tsunami.

Good condition 31st Aug 2013  18:54  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 34307 83669   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Jan 2013  14:10  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Good condition 26th Aug 2012  10:55  by Dusty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

ST57 INT016 Spire.


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