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St Mary Magdalene

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[Panoramic Earth on Twitter] [Follow Panoramic Earth on FaceBook] WALLINGFORD LINKS Wallingford Index Search for Hotels in Wallingford St Mary Magdalene, Crowmarsh Gifford - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT The church of St Mary Magdalene has existed since at least 1140 when it was used as a fortified post by King Stephen in his wars with Matilda who held Wallingford Castle. During the Civil War it was used by Cromwell's men to shelter from the Royalists (there are cannon ball holes in the vestry door to prove it!).

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A: Crowmarsh Gifford

por Rob Bowker, 250 metros de distancia

The river Thames during the November 2012 flood. Looking over the submerged water meadow downstream f...

Crowmarsh Gifford

B: St Peters Church

por Rob Bowker, 570 metros de distancia

t. Peter's Church, Thames Street, Wallingford stands at the bridge entrance to the old Saxon Burgh on...

St Peters Church

C: St Leonards

por Rob Bowker, 670 metros de distancia

St Leonards is the oldest church in Wallingford and has Anglo-Saxon work in the walls. It was partial...

St Leonards

D: Wallingford Town Centre

por Nikhilesh Haval, 740 metros de distancia

Wallingford town centre stands in for the fictitious town Causton in the popular British TV Series Mi...

Wallingford Town Centre

E: St Marys Newnham Murren

por Rob Bowker, 920 metros de distancia

St Marys Newnham Murren

F: Benson Weir and Lock

por Rob Bowker, a 1.9 km.

Benson Lock is on the River Thames close to Benson, Oxfordshire. Built in 1870. The distance between ...

Benson Weir and Lock

G: Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

por Rob Bowker, a 3.0 km.

The Cholsey to Wallingford branch began in 1861 as the Wallingford and Watlington Railway. Originally...

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

H: St Mary's Church

por Rob Bowker, a 3.1 km.

Mid-13th Century church where stood a Saxon church previously. Frescoes. Last resting place of crusad...

St Mary's Church

I: Pill Box

por Rob Bowker, a 3.2 km.

There are hundreds of these WW2 concrete pill boxes which line the banks of the Thames. This one is o...

Pill Box

J: St Andrew's Church

por Rob Bowker, a 5.9 km.

St Andrew's Church, South Stoke, was built in the early 1200s although it is believed there may have ...

St Andrew's Church

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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