House of Agnes
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful half-timbered building mentioned by Charles Dickens.
The House of Agnes stands directly on the route followed by generations of medieval pilgrims making the journey to the shrine of St Thomas a Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.
The inn stands on the site of a Roman cemetery and pottery kilns. Behind the inn is the largest walled garden in Canterbury, and a heritage-listed maze.
Renovations at the House of Agnes in 2005 unearthed a rare find; a late 14th-century navigational instrument called an astrolabe, or quadrant. The 'Canterbury Quadrant' as it became known, is now on display at the British Museum in London. It is one of only 8 examples in the world.
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About House of Agnes
Address: 71 St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT2 8BN
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: On the south side of St Dunstan's Street, a short walk from West Gate tower
Website: House of Agnes
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Roper Gate - 0.1 miles (Historic Building)
Westgate Gardens - 0.1 miles (Garden)
Canterbury West Gate Tower - 0.1 miles (Historic Building)
Canterbury, St Dunstan's Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Old Weavers House - 0.2 miles (Historic Building)
Canterbury Historic River Tours - 0.2 miles (Family Attraction)
Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Garden - 0.3 miles (Historic Building)
Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas - 0.3 miles (Abbey)
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