St George's Church (demolished)

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St George's Church (demolished)

St George's Street
Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Memorials 11 added (45% photographed)

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The Church of St George the Martyr was probably pre-Conquest in origin. The playwright Christopher Marlowe was baptised in the octagonal font in 1564; his family lived almost opposite the church, in a house destroyed during the Blitz. Both his parents were buried in St George's churchyard. The church was much modified in the 1870s, using material from the dismantled St Mary Magdalene Church nearby. It was reduced to a roofless shell (although the clock survived) on the night of 31 May and 1 June 1942, in the 'Baedecker' air raids which caused terrible loss of life and destruction in the city. All but the tower was removed ten years later; a plaque on the wall records the air raid.
(Text by Sheilia W.)


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GPS Coordinates: 51.27738, 1.08274

  • Added: 12 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2361728