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Jonathan Catherall's Bell Tower at Hawkesbury"

Hawkesbury, Mill Lane, Buckley


91.3: George Lewis' Diary: Part Five - August 22nd 1952 has an account of the demolition of the bell tower which is reproduced below.


Aug 22 Fri The old bell tower at Hawkesbury, in front of the new school, was demolished today. It was between 5 and 6 yards high and was built in the early years of the last century, by Jonathan Catherall. It used to be rung to summon people to a service held in the dining room of his house, Hawkesbury. When it was built Non-Conformists were not allowed to build a tower on their chapels. The bell was bought by Jonathan Catherall from Cork for £12. The Hawkesbury Community Centre Committee preferred not to demolish the tower, but the Flintshire Education Committee insisted because of the building of the new school. They are going to put a plaque on the wall where the tower stood.



Author: Anon


Year = 1952

Building = Monument

Extra = Architecture

Extra = Pre 1900

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