TR2269 : Ruin of St Mary's at Reculver

taken 7 years ago, near to Reculver, Kent, Great Britain

Ruin of St Mary's at Reculver
Ruin of St Mary's at Reculver
St Mary's was a very substantial church dramatically positioned on the coast dominating the tiny village of Reculver. Presumably due to its extraordinary size in relation to its population it had fallen to rack and ruin by the C18th. However its twin towers were an important landmark for shipping, so Trinity House (the lighthouse authority) purchased the ruin and rebuilt the upper levels of the towers to act as a navigational aid. The remnant building is quite an evocative and atmospheric place.
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 June, 2010
Category
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2275 6936 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.7739N 1:11.9713E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2279 6933
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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