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Campanile Mount

Hob Uid: 464415
Location :
Kent
Canterbury
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TR1511057850
Summary : Mound within Canterbury Cathedral Precincts on which a free-standing bell tower was constructed circa 1160. In 1382 this sustained serious damage during an earthquake. The tower was repaired 1383-84. It appears to have been in use until circa 1540 when Leland writes that it is "now a late clene pulled down". In 1972 the slopes of the mound were noted to be strewn with rubble.
More information : Campanile Mount [NAT]. (1)

An elevated turf covered platform. No trace of building but the slopes are strewn with rubble. (2)

A mound in the Cathedral precincts was in existence by c.1160 and is
shown in the Canterbury Psalter. The Cathedral campanile which fell
in the earthquake of 1382 stood on it. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 1/1250 1972
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FGA 27-JAN-65
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Source Number : 3
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : 1948 (W Urry)
Page(s) : 143
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Vol(s) : 61

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Constructed c1160
Monument End Date : 1180
Monument Start Date : 1140
Monument Type : Bell Tower, Mound
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Damaged by earthquake 1382
Monument End Date : 1382
Monument Start Date : 1382
Monument Type : Bell Tower
Evidence : Destroyed Monument
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt 1383-4
Monument End Date : 1384
Monument Start Date : 1383
Monument Type : Bell Tower
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Circa 1540
Monument End Date : 1560
Monument Start Date : 1520
Monument Type : Bell Tower
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Destroyed c1540
Monument End Date : 1560
Monument Start Date : 1520
Monument Type : Bell Tower
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Demolished Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE 281
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE 335
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 15 NE 73
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