Roman lighthouse & the church of St. Mary-in-Castro

Roman lighthouse & the church of St. Mary-in-Castro


Dover, United Kingdom (GB)
This Saxon church was built on the Castle Hill in the 10th century. The church of St Mary in Castro as it stands today is a much restored example of a Saxon church dating from around 1000 AD. It is surrounded by a large late Saxon cemetery which suggests that this church replaces an earlier building. The bell tower was originally a Roman lighthouse built in first century AD and is the oldest standing building in the British Isles.
This Saxon church was built on the Castle Hill in the 10th century. The church of St Mary in Castro as it stands today is a much restored example of a Saxon church dating from around 1000 AD. It is surrounded by a large late Saxon cemetery which suggests that this church replaces an earlier building. The bell tower was originally a Roman lighthouse built in first century AD and is the oldest standing building in the British Isles.
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Links: www.dover.gov.uk
By: Hinkkanen

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