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Tower of St Catherines Oratory

Tower of St Catherines Oratory


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Filename: 392680.jpg

Size: 3071 x 2047 (5.0MB)

Date: 11th October 1999

Source: Historic England

Credit: Images of England

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: English Heritage Images

© Rev Robert Rudd Source: Images of England

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Tower of St Catherines Oratory

A rare survival of a medieval lighthouse. Locally nicknamed the Pepper Pot. Chale, Isle of Wight. IoE 392680

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© Rev Robert Rudd Source: Images of England

Ashlar Buttress Coastal Land Mark Listed Medieval Picturesque Scen Ic Beacon Isle Of Wight Octagonal


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This print showcases the magnificent Tower of St Catherines Oratory, a true testament to medieval architecture and a rare survivor among lighthouses. Fondly referred to as the "Pepper Pot" by locals, this picturesque landmark stands proudly in Chale, Isle of Wight. Its octagonal shape and sturdy buttresses exude an air of grandeur that transports us back in time. Listed as an important historical site, this beacon has guided countless sailors through treacherous coastal waters for centuries. The ashlar construction adds to its allure, with each stone meticulously placed to create a structure that withstands the test of time. Nestled on the scenic Isle of Wight, this remarkable tower offers breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline. As you gaze upon its weathered facade against the backdrop of crashing waves and rugged cliffs, it's impossible not to be captivated by its beauty. The photographer behind this stunning image is Rev Robert Rudd from Historic England. Through his lens, he has immortalized not just a physical structure but also a piece of history that continues to enchant visitors from near and far. Let this print transport you into a world where medieval craftsmanship meets coastal splendor - where ancient traditions merge seamlessly with natural wonders. Experience firsthand why St Catherines Oratory remains an enduring symbol of architectural brilliance on the Isle of Wight.

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