TR1458 : The Guildhall, Canterbury

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

The Guildhall, Canterbury
The Guildhall, Canterbury
Although there have been several refurbishments in its history, the current building dates mainly from the fourteenth century when major improvements were made to the city's western defences. A new church was built alongside the West Gate and dedicated to Holy Cross. it replaced Westgate Church which had occupied the old Roman guardhouse above the city gate.

The Church Commissioners declared Holy Cross redundant in 1972 and donated the building to the citizens of Canterbury. After refurbishment in 1978 Holy Cross became Canterbury's Guildhall and was officially opened by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.

(abridged from LinkExternal link - Kent Family History Society)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
Great Stour 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1458 5806 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.8749N 1:4.5302E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1455 5807
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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