SJ7578 : King Canute mosaic, Knutsford

taken 9 years ago, near to Knutsford, Cheshire, Great Britain

King Canute mosaic, Knutsford
King Canute mosaic, Knutsford
Knutsford was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Cunetesford ("Canute's ford"). King Canute (Knútr in Old Norse) was the king of England (1016–1035). Local tradition says that King Canute forded the River Lily, which was said to be dangerous then, though other reports say it was the Birkin Brook at or near Booth Mill. The English Place-Name Society gives the name as being derived from the Old English for Knutr's ford or possibly hillock ford.

The mosaic is on Canute Place, next to the Old Sessions House pub.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7508 7874 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.3008N 2:22.5252W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7507 7874
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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