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Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent
Photograph taken 1890 - 1910 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP00516

A view across the rooftops towards Canterbury Cathedral. The cathedral dates from 1070 with many subsequent alterations. It is the seat of the first primate of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury. St Augustine founded a monastery here in 597 which was refounded as a Benedictine monastery in 997. The monastery was dissolved in 1540 but Canterbury remained the metropolitan cathedral of Reformation England.