WV2575 : St Philip's Church, Torteval (Eglise St-Philippe de Torteval)

St Philip's Church, Torteval (Eglise St-Philippe de Torteval)
St Philip's Church, Torteval
The only round-towered church in the Channel Islands, St Philip's was built in 1818 replacing an ancient church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and known to have existed since the mid-11th century. The architect was John Wilson and the church is of grey granite. The weathervane atop the spire is dated 1774 and so presumably comes from the former church, as does one of the three bells which was cast in 1432 and is the oldest in the Channel Islands.

Eglise St-Philippe de Torteval
La seule eglise avec une tour ronde qui se trouve dans les Iles anglo-normandes, celle-ci fut construite en 1818 par l'architecte John Wilson pour remplacer une ancienne eglise dediee a  la Sainte-Vierge qui existait depuis le milieu du onzieme siecle. L'eglise est d'un granit gris. La girouette de 1774 et l'une des troisc loches (coulee en 1432, donc la plus ancienne des iles) viennent sans doute de l'ancienne eglise.
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Monday, 18 March, 2002   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 April, 2010
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MGRS: geotagged! WV 258 753 [100m precision]
WGS84: 49:25.8001N 2:38.6018W
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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