TR1557 : Canterbury Cathedral - central tower

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

Canterbury Cathedral - central tower
Canterbury Cathedral - central tower
A fine view of the great cathedral's massive central tower rising above the rooftops as seen from the top of the Dane John Mound, about 650m away. A wider view can be seen here TR1557 : Canterbury Cathedral from Dane John Mound
Canterbury Cathedral
The Cathedral's history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

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Dane John mound :: TR1457
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
Wednesday, 12 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Canterbury Cathedral  Canterbury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1509 5791 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.7826N 1:4.9629E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1476 5735
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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