Event: Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restorationÆlfheah 44.construction of tower

Scholarly Info
Description Ælfheah 44 added a lofty tower to the Old Minster.
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Original Text ... excelsum fecistis et addere templum


*Wulfstan stresses that the tower was very high. It had five storeys fenestrated with open belfry-windows and it opened out in all four directions. On top of the tower was a lightning-rod with gilt knobs and on top of the lightning-rod was a weathercock adorned in gold.

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