Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire
There has been a religious building on this site from Medieval times. The Norman construction, which is on earlier church location, was completed in 1150. It created the main foundations of what is at Southwell today. But between then and now it has endured a very chequered and dramatic life. 1646 and the English Civil War and its turmoil caused much damage. No long after repair and reconstruction work was completed, the Spire was hit by lightening in 1711, causing a fire. Repairs were again needed and completed in 1720. Then in 1805 the Spires had to be removed as, along with the roof there was a danger of collapse, poor workmanship was blamed.
In 1879 reconstruction was again undertaken, Spires replaced and roof repaired.
Thankfully since then life at Southwell has been more tranquil…… A Minster that is worth exploring
This Sunday as always…..
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2022