St George's Tower - St George's Street, Canterbury, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 16.645 E 001° 04.967
31U E 366278 N 5682421
Quick Description: St George's Tower is all that remains of St George's church that was heavily damaged by enemy action in World War II.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/18/2012 10:33:52 AM
Waymark Code: WME8HC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 4

Long Description:

The tower is the only restored part of St George's church that stood on this site until a Baedeker Raid by the German's in 1942. The rest of the church has now gone.

The church saw the baptism of the dramatist Christopher Marlowe and a church had existed on the site since before 1100AD.

The UK Attraction website (visit link) tells us:
"St George’s Tower
St George’s Street, Canterbury, Kent - England, UK

The Elizabethan dramatist and poet, Christopher Marlowe, was baptized here on February 26, 1564. The church that stood here then was probably pre-Norman in origin with a medieval central aisle. This tower is all that's left of it now. The rest was bombed in the World War II Baedeker Raid of 1942. The gutted church and the top of the tower were removed soon after. A plaque remembering Marlowe was placed here in 1964 to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of his death.
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Type: Remnant

Fee: 0

Hours:
24/7/365 in a pedestrianised area.


Related URL: [Web Link]

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