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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Date Taken
Monday, 21 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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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Gateway  Stone Arch  Scheduled Ancient Monument 

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