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Offline bromptonboy

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Re: Rochester Cathedral
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 11:59:31 »
Not sure which style of tower i prefer. The one without a spire certainly looks more in keeping with the middle-ages.

Looking beyond the main subject as I always do, there are a number of things to catch the eye. The far skyline features Fort Amherst to the left of the tower and even more interestingly you can very clearly see the Jezreels Tower to the right. What a landmark that must have been.

Closer in it is interesting to see how the railway was carried on piers rather than an embankment as it is today.

I was in the Cathedral on Friday and what an inspiring place it is, always with something new to find.

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Re: Rochester Cathedral
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 00:07:04 »
An old one showing the cathedral without the spire



And a river view


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Re: Rochester Cathedral
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 18:11:03 »
Stained glass window believed to be tudor

Paintwork hidden by whitewash to protect paintings from possible damage by Cromwells men

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Re: Rochester Cathedral
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 11:01:06 »
Bishop John of Rochester (John of Sheppey, from the Northwood family?) built a large part of the old cathedral wall in the 14th century. his tomb can be found within the cathedral and was once hidden from view by a wall.  It is thought his tomb was bricked up to protect it from Cromwells men.  When revelaed in 1825 during alterations it was found to be in very good condition with the paint work still remaining.

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Re: Rochester Cathedral
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 15:56:51 »
The cathedral was once described as a place of gambling and drinking!

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Rochester Cathedral
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 21:11:18 »
Couple of pics  ;D
















 

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