Canterbury, St Peter's church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: A medieval church on the foundations of a Roman church
In 1448 Henry VI gave Canterbury the right to elect a mayor. The 'Mayor-Making' ceremony was held here at St Peter's church. A special rest for the mayoral mace and sword can be seen within the church. Many early mayors of Canterbury are buried within the church or in rhe churchyard.
A brass within the church commemorates the Hugenots and Walloons, Flemish weavers and cloth-workers who made up such a high proportion of the population in this area during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The font is Norman, and made of Bethersden marble, surmounted by a 17th century cover. The nave is 12th century, and there is some 14th century stained glass. The south aisle is 14th century, and there is an interesting memorial brass to John Lovelle (d. 1483).
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