Why Do Fewer Churches In The Countryside Have Spires Compared To Churches Near Cities?

8 May 2019, 16:53

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Question: Why do fewer churches in the countryside have spires compared to churches near cities?

Name: Charlie, Sutton Coldfield

Answer: Square church towers used to have wooden spires on top of them. In rural areas these would become damaged or fall down and they were never repaired whereas a stone or a flint tower would survive for longer.