TQ3165 : Croydon Minster: ancient churchyard gateway

taken 8 years ago, near to Croydon, Great Britain

Croydon Minster: ancient churchyard gateway
Croydon Minster: ancient churchyard gateway
The gateway at the Howley Road entrance to the churchyard is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. This is the view from the north (inside). See also TQ3165 : Gateway to Churchyard of Croydon Parish Church and TQ3165 : Croydon Minster: ancient churchyard gateway.
Croydon Minster

A historic Anglican church on the edge of what is now Croydon town centre, dedicated to St John the Baptist, but for a long time known locally as just "The Parish Church". In 2011 it was declared to be a Minster (following a trend with other historic parish churches of large towns and cities).

The church, with 15th century origins, was largely rebuilt c.1870 by Sir George Gilbert Scott after a severe fire, but some of the older walls remain. It is listed grade 1 (List Entry Number 1079319). It has historic associations with the Archbishops of Canterbury who had a palace nearby. Indeed Croydon was an isolated outpost of that Diocese as recently as 1980.

Parish website: LinkExternal link

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TQ3165, 433 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Park and Public Gardens  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3189 6532 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.2978N 0:6.3961W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3190 6533
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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