Doug Wall

Doug Wall

Posted on 01/24/2016


Photo taken on September  7, 2014


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The Parrot

The Parrot
The "Parrot" is the oldest pub in Canterbury and one of the oldest buildings in the city. It was originally known as St Radigund's Hall and was built on Roman foundations in 1370 just inside the Roman City Wall. Much of this wall survives today and forms the north wall of St. Marys Church, which is next door to the Parrot. It was to be demolished in 1937 having been condemned as unfit for human habitation but as demolition began it was discovered that in fact there appeared to be seven dwellings fitted inside one building. Someone must have seen sense and the building was saved; during restoration the building was found to contain many fine architectural details dating back to the 14th century. The building was bought in 2008 by Young & Co.'s Brewery plc and following refurbishment Young's renamed the pub the "Parrot" after hearing local rumours that it went by this name in previous centuries! There seems to be no actual evidence of this. The place is of course haunted!

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8 comments - The latest ones
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Very nice shot and good information.
18 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Frank Roolooth
Thanks Frank.
18 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Interesting bit of history as always Doug..........but a super shot in its own right, with great leading lines and depth. I especially like the colours on the pub's wall tiles.
18 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Keith Burton
Thanks Keith.
18 months ago.
Antony Cairns
Antony Cairns
Great pic and info
18 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Antony Cairns
Thank you Antony
18 months ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
very nice tiles in colors
18 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Nylonbleu
I think so too, thanks Isabelle.
18 months ago.