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City Walls - Dane John

City Walls - Dane John
(Photo 1997)

The tall mound here is Dane John, the site of a Norman motte and bailey castle. Archeological evidence suggests that the castle was built on the site of a roman burial mound and originally straddled the old roman wall. The obelisk and the walkway to the top were added by a Canterbury alderman called Simmons who was responsible for laying out the Dane John Gardens in the later years of the 18th Century.

The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
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Photograph July 1997. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.