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54 St Peter's Street (Third Eye)

37 High Street (Treds)

Cooper Gallery St Peter's Street

1 High Street (Olde Sweet Shoppe)

by Beaney Museum in High Street

21 High Street (Paperchase)

Upper Chantry Lane

Kings Street near synagogue

by former St Mary's church Northgate

Castle Row

Kings Street near synagogue

St Peter's Street at the corner of The Friars

Burgate Street at the corner of Broad Street

near the castle in Castle Street

Gas Street

St Dunstan's    

off Station Road East

During the 1920s and 1930s Walter Cozens, local builder and founder of the Canterbury Archaeological Society, initiated a scheme for laying paving stones to denote locations for the main historical features of Canterbury city.  Records are unclear on exactly how many were laid and where they were located, but we know of 15 which still exist.  It appears that most had lead lettering, all now lost.  Many are now cracked, dirty, difficult to read and very easy to miss.  Locations are shown below (click on images for enlarged version):

 

1    Greyfriars 

2    Royal Mint

3    T S Cooper

4    Chequers

5    Cambium Regis (Royal Exchange)

6    Jews stone house

7    Doges chantry

8    Black Prince's chantry

9    Northgate

10  Wincheap gate

11  Knights Templar

12  Blackfriars gate

13  Burgate

14  Worthgate

15  Castle 

16  Roper gate

17  Don John manor

     

 

 

 

Note:  most recent discoveries (Roper Gate and Dane Jon Manor) were reported by Joyce Ainslie - mthank you.

   

 

DL