Guest Nigel ALLCOAT Posted December 19, 2008 Share Posted December 19, 2008 We have 2 notable 19th century RC churches up here, both by Joseph Aloysius Hansom (whose claim to fame was the invention of the Hansom Cab).DT Hansom's office/house is in the borough of Hinckley - a stone's throw away from St Mary's Church and the George Inn (now The Bounty) where Vierne played and stayed and after which he composed Les Cloches de Hinckley. The Gauntlett Holdich from Union Chapel Islington (talked about elsewhere on the Board) is just about opposite. Hansom created some fine buildings (hunt them - you will be surprised, honest!). The links and coincidences abound. Seasons greetings. Nogel "St. Walburge in Preston, which boasts the tallest church spire in the UK, at 309 feet third only to Salisbury and Norwich Cathedrals." PS - no doubt you will consider me pedantic, but I thought that the third highest spire after Salisbury and Norwich was St Michael's in Coventry. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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