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St George's Church

 

Originally a Church of England church, consecrated in 1825 and closed in 1981.  It was acquired by the University and converted to a lecture theatre and student flats.  It is noted for a breeding pair of peregrine falcons - you can see them on a University Web cam.

St George's Church

 

Originally a Church of England church, consecrated in 1825 and closed in 1981.  It was acquired by the University and converted to a lecture theatre and student flats.  It is noted for a breeding pair of peregrine falcons - you can see them on a University Web cam.

comments (10)

Très bel édifice, j'aime beaucoup.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 9 May 2016, 03:11
Good that it is having a more useful second life, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Indeed - better than becoming a ruin.
It's a very good looking building! I'm so pleased that they've found something else to do with it.
Tom Wilson: Yes, a fine Perpendicular Style building. Grade II listed, so it should survive.
i am glad that they are putting it to good use Tom... but it still looks like a grand cathedral to me... you framed it very well....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter.
A beautiful and elegant structure Tom!
Tom Wilson: It is a fine building, isn't it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 May 2016, 06:32
A fine looking structure and the Peregrines are a delight too Tom. We have them on at least two city centre buildings in Bath
Tom Wilson: Peregrines seem to have adapted to city life very well - and they do help to keep the pigeon population down!
I have mixed feelings about these "converted" churches, Tom. At least the church isn't sitting empty. We have two of them here near us...one turned into apartments and one into a clothes store. I guess the falcons could care less, as long s they aren't disturbed.
Tom Wilson: The falcons seem to be doing very well - three of the four eggs hatched and the chicks are growing day by day.
Better than the usual student accommodation! The Peregrines seem to be thriving
Tom Wilson: Yes - I haven't seen the actual accommodation, but I did give a lecture once in the lecture hall - quite an interesting experience!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 May 2016, 10:02
I try to imagine living in a flat next to the lecture hall. It must make for lazy students smile Great shot.
Tom Wilson: I imagine that it is only rarely that a student is sufficiently fortunate to have a lecture in this hall - more likely they'll have to walk half a mile or more smile
Would be a fine residence, for students or falcons.
Tom Wilson: Indeed, and some disused churches have been taken over as individual homes - I guess heating might be a problem.

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