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Re: St Mary Breadman, Canterbury
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011, 22:27:02 »
Thanks LenP  :)

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Re: St Mary Breadman, Canterbury
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 22:19:32 »
That's an interesting question!
I'm going by the book Canterbury's Lost Heritage by Paul Crampton, Sutton, 2006. Pages 112-113 have several photos of the churches remains and location. The low street front wall appears in a pre 1959 photo along with the west and south walls, but it doesn't appear to match the outline of the churches wall on the Thomas Sidney Cooper lithograph also shown. I'll have a closer look next time I'm in town...

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Re: St Mary Breadman, Canterbury
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 22:05:52 »
Ahh  :)

So is the short front wall seperating this area from the High Street original or just a way of seperating it from the busy passing pedestrian traffic?

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Re: St Mary Breadman, Canterbury
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 22:01:43 »
Sorry, I didn't mean the tombstones were an outline, just that they were in the 'right place', within the boundaries of the churches location. Although the church was pulled down in 1900, the south and part of the west walls were finally removed in 1959 when Nason's was remodelled. The bit of flint wall was constructed some time after this remodelling, possibly when the East Kent Yeomanry memorial was moved here.

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Re: St Mary Breadman, Canterbury
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 21:52:04 »
I hadn't noticed they were an outline, and just assumed about the walll :(  Will have to see if I can find a floor plan or something  :)

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Re: St Mary Breadman, Canterbury
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 21:27:30 »
The tombstones mark the position of the church but the bit of wall is not original.

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St Mary Breadman, Canterbury
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 19:48:25 »
Along the High Street is the remains of this church, although I have walked past this many times today was the first time I noticed the tombstones in the pavement.















 

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