An exploration of the buildings of Canterbury, England - over 1000 years of history

Wonderful maps of Canterbury
- from 1580, 1640, 1752, 1768, 1822, 1950's

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Try our clickable map, with hot links to all our buildings - and now more old maps.

See our most popular pages: Canterbury Cathedral (exterior)
- 114 photos

Now with a new section on stained glass.

Eastbridge Hospital

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Photos of Fyndon Gate, including old postcards and pictures of Lady Wootton's Green
At last! Photos of wonderful doors and windows in Canterbury. See our Details page

Some old postcards of the Cathedral.

Our new improved clickable map with hotlinks to all pages


Photos of the Weavers, 1-3 St. Peter's Street, interiors and exteriors, as well as many old postcards.

More photos and information on the brickwork pages, as well as more on mathematical tiling.
More than 50 photos of Cogan House - an important building with 12th century origins and wonderful woodcarvings from the 1520s.
Westgate Tower
Pages and old pictures of the Walls and the many old Gates (all but one destroyed).

With clickable map and full historical notes.
Photos of the fascinating woodcarvings (13th century?) from the old Fleur-de-Lis Hotel, now destroyed.
Some wonderful views of Simple Simon's pub, a Wealden hall house dating from the 14th century
Pictures of Westgate Grove - 'how the late mediaeval streets of Canterbury must have looked'
Conquest House
Many pictures of Conquest House (17 Palace Street) where the knights supposedly met before killing Thomas a Becket.
More photos (16/12/99) of what may be the the oldest usable toilet in England - judge for yourself if it's usable! Part of the pages on the oldest almshouse in England, Saint John Baptist, built 1000 years ago

Our page of woodcarvings in Canterbury has now been extended to include some more wonderful carved faces, devils and other details. Also we have a page on parapets and now some photos of brickwork.

Two full sets of photos of the Cathedral (exterior) - 114 photos
UNIQUE to the Web! Try our Cathedral 'Cinema' - a new way to see Web photos!

Many other photos of buildings old and new - see the list. The oldest church in England, Saint Martin's, in continuous use since 597AD
Now with 42 photographs





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