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Offline John E Vigar

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2014, 16:13:21 »
Have only just read this thread. I agree with Len P that the recess is a bee bole… there are several in Canterbury. The figurative carving is definitely 19th century and the suggestion that it came from a RC church is highly likely.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2014, 21:11:07 »
Incidentally, the niche in the wall pictured earlier in this thread is in fact a bee bole and is not ecclesiastical in origin. This part of the wall originally formed part of the garden wall of 16 Watling Street, Canterbury's earliest surviving brick built house.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2010, 11:12:08 »
If, as Canterbury says, the carving came from Hersden, it's not likely to be of great antiquity. According to The Buildings of England, North-East and East Kent Hersden was built specifically for workers at Chislet Colliery and its plan was drawn up 1927. Unless, of course, the carving was elsewhere before it was at Chislet...
Oddly, that book seems to have overlooked the remains of this church completely.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2010, 07:59:34 »
Thanks for adding the clipping LenP, I wonder who picked up the plaque and what sort of state it is in.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2010, 21:17:10 »
Here's the clipping. Note more theories as to its origin.


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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2010, 08:15:09 »
I wonder what will happen with it, if it is not too damaged of course!

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2010, 23:19:17 »
Nope, it was reported in the local paper, which is why I went there to get a photo, but I haven't got the clipping to hand at the moment.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2010, 20:55:08 »
That looks like someone has taken it, you can see where it rested, it happens in in churches and other historical buildings.

Hope someone finds it.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2010, 20:21:39 »
Oh dear.....



Someone wasn't looking where he was going...

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 21:48:29 »
The contractors who built some of the buildings on Watling street, were also responsible for the demolition of the Hersden church.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 21:39:01 »
What's it doing there then?

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 21:33:10 »
The carving of the Bishop's enthronement that is in the parking lot is actually not from St. Mary Bredin, it's from Hersden (the demolished Catholic Chapel).
 

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010, 19:37:06 »
*sad face* great pics tho Kyn thanks for posting

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 18:50:04 »
The book I got the pictures from said they presumed it was demolished with the remains of the church.  It is a memorial for William Mann who died in 1615.

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Re: St Mary Bredin, Canterbury?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 18:42:30 »
That memorial looks like a fantastic piece of art! I don't suppose it was saved?

 

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