TQ9572 : Minster Abbey: window detail and Anglo-Saxon traces

taken 1 year ago, near to Minster, Kent, Great Britain

Minster Abbey: window detail and Anglo-Saxon traces
Minster Abbey: window detail and Anglo-Saxon traces
A window quite high up on the north side of the old nunnery church.

This happened to be an unplanned visit, so I didn't have my copy of the local 'Pevsner' in my pocket ('The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent'; author, John Newman). I took the photo as a record of the window - old and unrestored. Later, dipping into Pevsner, I found that Newman mentions Saxon work in this wall - traces of blocked windows with round heads 'turned in tile'.

At many sites in eastern England the Saxons re-used Roman tiles and bricks. In the present picture, red tiling can be seen about three-quarters of the way up on the right. Newman detects 'two concentric rows of radial tiles' - though it has to be said there seem to be plenty of others, scattered about.
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Saturday, 29 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9561 7299 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.3295N 0:48.7235E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9561 7301
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