TQ7575 : St James' church, Cooling

taken 23 years ago, near to Cooling, Medway, Great Britain

St James' church, Cooling
St James' church, Cooling
St James, looking out over the marshes towards the Thames, is often said to be the inspiration for Dickens' "Great Expectations"; very early in the book we meet the young hero, Pip, clearing weeds from the graves of his parents and siblings, and the churchyard contains graves of just such a large family. (The probable cause of death was malaria, endemic in the marshes until the nineteenth century.) The rounded stones placed along the graves are a typical Kentish feature.
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TQ7575, 170 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 October, 1995   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7563 7593 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.3064N 0:31.5877E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7565 7591
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Anglican Church  Graves  Gravestones  Childrens Graves  Literary Connection  Literary Locations 

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