TR2269 : St Mary's Church, Reculver

near to Reculver, Kent, Great Britain

St Mary's Church, Reculver
St Mary's Church, Reculver
Reculver was the site of Regulbium fort, built by The Romans 2,000 years ago to guard the Wantsum channel which separated the Isle of Thanet from Kent. More than half the fort has been washed into the sea but the southern and eastern walls remain. The twin towers of Reculver are the remains of a mediaeval church and feature on navigation charts as an important landmark. The large stones (called Hornblende Gneiss, imported from Sweden) along the beach are a recent effort to prevent further erosion.
St Mary's Church, Reculver
The well-known church by the sea, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, with its two distinctive towers, was the product of 12th-century Christian church building fervour and incorporated the earlier Saxon remains. This lasted up to 1809 when the church authorities decreed that it should be demolished and rebuilt inland. The towers have been kept as a navigational mark and sea defences added at various times in recent years to try and avoid their collapse into the sea.
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2003
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 February, 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 April, 2005
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ancient Site 
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 227 693 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.7427N 1:11.9260E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 224 692
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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