Canterbury, St Mildred Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 15th century font, still with its original cover
One of the most interesting features of the interior is the king-post roof construction. This is 14th century work, and utilizes huge timbers.
Another interesting feature is the font. This is fairly plain, and dates to 1420. What makes it interesting, though, is that it retains its original cover and lifting mechanism for raising that cover. The carved bench ends date from 1520 and were brought from St John's church when that building was demolished.
The south east chapel was built in 1512 by Thomas Attwood, four times Mayor of Canterbury. Unusually, a small fireplace is set into the wall of the chapel. Just above and to the left of the fireplace is a window containing a small section of 13th century stained glass depicting St Mildred.
Near the pulpit is a monument to Sir Thomas Cranmer (d. 1640). Cranmer was the nephew of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, he of Reformation fame.
In the churchyard, behind the east end of the church, is the grave of Alderman Simmons, who donated Dane John Gardens to the city of Canterbury.
About Canterbury, St Mildred Church
Address: Church Lane, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT1 2PP
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Website: Canterbury, St Mildred Church
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