Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent
Photograph taken April 1947 © Historic England Archive ref: afl03_aerofilms_a4809

This aerial photograph was taken in April 1947. It shows Canterbury Cathedral. It is the seat of the premiere Archbishop of the Church of England. It was founded in c 598AD. The present building dates from around 1377-1475. The Cathedral has attracted pilgrims from an early date, most famously the characters in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The city was bombed heavily during the war, unmasking evidence of the Roman town that underlies the Canterbury we see today.

Location

Kent Canterbury

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

aerial view cathedral religion faith aerofilms