This old church tower, formerly owned by the Church Commissioners, was scheduled for demolition in 1993. However, a group of local residents got together to save the Tower both as a local landmark and as a source of local history. They formed a Trust and, during 1995 and 1996, mounted a sustained local fund-raising campaign which took many forms. Together with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund sufficient money was raised to restore the Tower to its present condition.
However, the Tower requires on-going funding to cover insurance and maintenance costs. Should you wish to show your appreciation of the Tower itself and for our desire to maintain it in such pristine condition we would be very grateful for a small donation which can be deposited in the adjacent box.
C A STOBBS CHAIRMAN BISHOP THORNTON TOWER TRUST [THROTTLE NEST FARM]
Data transcribed by Jack Parry. from photography by Colin Hinson