TR1457 : Dane John Gardens, Canterbury

taken 6 years ago, near to Canterbury, Kent, Great Britain

Dane John Gardens, Canterbury
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury
The Dane John is a park in Canterbury which has been used by the citizens of Canterbury since at least the C12th.
Dane John is a corruption of the Norman French word "donjon" meaning the motte or central tower of a castle - the same word that also became "dungeon" in English. The park is nearby the Norman Canterbury Castle (q.v.)
Alderman Simmons was responsible for laying out the park in its present form in 1790 - as the plaque on the memorial states:
"This field and hill were improved and these terraces, walks and plantations, made in the year 1790 for the use of the public, at the sole expense of James Simmons, Esq. of this city, Alderman and Banker"

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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1481 5739 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.5088N 1:4.7036E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1485 5739
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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