Monday, October 7, 2013

St. Albans Clock Tower

The Clock Tower, located in the centre of St. Albans, just outside London, is a medieval belfry, almost unique in England. It was built between 1403 and 1412. It contains a large curfew bell dating from 1335. The adjacent French row was occupied by the Dauphin’s troops in 1216. Near this site stood the Eleanor Cross where the body of Queen Eleanor rested one night on its progress from Harby to Westminster, 13 December 1290.

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