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King’s School War Memorial, Canterbury, Kent. Unveiled 19 December 1921. Newly graded at Grade II*. The 7 metre tall stone cross, with its octagonal shaft, stands within the school’s Memorial Court near its Grade I listed Norman staircase. A tablet with the names of the 146 boys who died in the First World War, in order of their leaving school, was fixed in 1925 to the adjacent undercroft and dedicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The cross stands on a 3-step plinth and Baker intended that these steps would have a practical use for the school – the lower step for games announcements; the middle step for ordinary school business; the top step for conducting open-air services.

Kings School Canterbury, copyright Historic England ref DP217042

Dimensions:
2000 × 3000
File size:
1 MB
Credit:
© Historic England Archive, Pat
Copyright:
© Historic England Archive
Taken:
28 March 2017

Aperture

10

Camera

Canon EOS 5DS R

Focal Length

45mm

Shutter Speed

1/60

ISO

500