TR1457 : Dane John, Canterbury

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

Dane John, Canterbury
Dane John, Canterbury
Dane John is the name for this conical mound, about 80 feet high, within the city walls. The mound was probably a pre-Roman burial site but was later used as the base of a Norman castle keep, before the present Canterbury Castle.

The monument on top is a memorial to Alderman Simmons dated 1803.

The bus in the foreground is on the inner ring road, and operated by Stagecoach.
Dane John mound
Sitting just inside the city walls in Dane John gardens, a conical mound, rising 80 feet, which historical records date back to at least the 1st century AD.

Visitors can take a spiral path to the top where there is a monument, dated 1803, to Alderman Simmons, who paid for much of the landscaping in the gardens.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Historic sites and artefacts 
Date (from Tags)
1803 
Former (from Tags)
Castle 
Place (from Tags)
Canterbury 
Category
Castle (site of)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1476 5736 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.4938N 1:4.6596E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1481 5730
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Bus Stop  Bus 

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