Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

This morning, we departed our Earls Court lodgings and drove S.W. to Canterbury. Prime objective here was the Cathedral which sits at the centre of the worldwide Anglican Communion under the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

The Cathedral was founded in AD597 but was completely rebuilt in 1070-1077 with a rebuild of the east end in 1174 following a fire.

Canterbury Cathedral Interior

Canterbury Cathedral Interior

Stained Glass at Canterbury Cathedral

Stained Glass at Canterbury Cathedral

Key features of the Cathedral include:
-The Nave
-Compass Rose
-Place of Martyrdom of Thomas Becket.
-Eastern Crypt
-Jesus Chapel
-St. Gabriel’s Chapel
-Chapel of Our Lady Undercroft.
-Bell Harry Tower.
-Bible Windows.
-Corona Chapel.
-Black Prince’s Tomb
-St. Anseim’s Chapel.
-S.E. and S.W. Transepts.
-Chapter House
-Huguenot Chapel.

Other sites and features of Canterbury include:

-Roman walls.
-Medieval walls.
-Medieval city gates.
–St. Augustine Abbey.
-Greyfriars Chapel.

Greyfriars Chapel, Cambridge

Greyfriars Chapel, Cambridge

 

Cambridge City Walls

Cambridge City Walls

Roman Walls at Canterbury

Roman Walls at Canterbury

Tower of St Mary Magdelene, Canterbury

Tower of St Mary Magdelene, Canterbury

St.Augustine Abbey, Canterbury

St.Augustine Abbey, Canterbury

-River Stour.
-Tower of St Mary Magdalene.
-Church of St. Paul.
-Canterbury Pilgrims Hospital.
-Many old buildings dating from around 1500s.
-Canterbury Castle.

We also paid a brief visit to the castle, such being curtailed by persistent rain.

Canterbury Castle

Canterbury Castle

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