Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Bell Tower Definition

History and Architecture

Bell Tower

A tower either attached to a church or free-standing as a distinct structure. The latter is uncommon in Britain, though quite common in continental Europe. Some notable free-standing bell towers include that at Pembridge, Herefordshire, and Wilton Italianate Church, Wiltshire.




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This writer, politician, and philosopher is best known for 'Novum Organum', and his 'Essays', published in 1597 and 1625



29 February, 1692

Birth of poet John Byrom

Byrom (d. 1763) was a popular poet, lyricist, and inventor of a system of shorthand

He was married to Henrietta Maria of France



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