Sunday, July 16, 2006


Originally uploaded by maigemu.
Reculver on the north coast of Kent has 2000 years of history. in AD 45 the Romans landed near here and built a fort. Only half the site is left. In Roman times the coast was perhaps two miles away but now the sea has taken half the fort.

In the 7th century, after Augustine came to Canterbury, a church was built on the fort site. Later it was a monastery then reverted to parish church. But by the end of the 18th century the sea was too close for comfort. A new parish church was built inland. The old church was purchased by Trinity House and the towers kept to aid navigation.

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