Doug Wall

Doug Wall

Posted on 01/12/2016


Photo taken on January 10, 2016


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Greyfriars Chapel

Greyfriars Chapel
I already had several photos of Blackfriars, Greyfriars took a bit more searching because it’s rather hidden away.The chapel is in a small garden surrounded by old brick walls, although in fact it’s not far from the gatehouse to Canterbury Cathedral.

Greyfriars (named for the grey habits of the Franciscan order of monks) was the first Franciscan monastery in England. The friary was established on an island site granted by the master of Poor Priest's Hospital in 1224, during the life time of St Francis of Assisi. In 1263 a further grant of land on the far bank of the river allowed the friary to expand, and it eventually grew to take in 18 acres. Sadly, what most surely have been a magnificent collection of buildings was destroyed following the Dissolution by Henry VIII in 1538, the brothers being banished. The Chapel is the only building now remaining.

In 2003, 465 years after they left, Franciscan brothers returned to Canterbury, and today they live in nearby cottages and work in the city centre parish and Eastbridge Hospital, and worship in this old chapel building.

Don Barrett (aka DBs travels), Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, Lebojo, William Sutherland have particularly liked this photo


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╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fantastic capture!

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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Amazing building; very well captured.
19 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks Jaap.
19 months ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully in The Little Pond .
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