CANTERBURY HISTORICAL 

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Period

 

covers period from about 600 AD to 1066 (Norman invasion)

 

Description

 

The only surviving examples of Anglo-Saxon architecture relate to ecclesiastical rather than secular buildings.  A few predominantly Anglo-Saxon buildings survive in Kent (eg St Mary-in-Castro in Dover) but not in the Canterbury area.  Canterbury buildings do, however, incorporate some features which survive from this period - more below.  The pillars shown below can currently be seen in the crypt of Canterbury cathedral - they stood formerly at Reculver Saxon church (built 670AD).  Early work survives in St Martin's church although much is heavily restored - image 6 shows shallow buttresses of Anglo Saxon style. (For more on this church see main article using button bottom right.)

 

Features

 

Anglo Saxon Style

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1-3 large quoins

4 herring bone flints

5  massive plain pillars

       

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6 shallow buttresses

       

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