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St Mary in Castro, is a church in the grounds of Dover Castle.

Coming from a "young country," I couldn't believe that I was inside a Saxon Church dating back to 1000, not just any old church, but a very historical one that has the earliest door arch to survive in any standing church in England!
There was an even older church here, built in the 600's!

Looking around, I could see it was old. On reading about the Church, I realized the tiles I had viewed were Roman tiles from the Roman Lighthouse which was used as a Bell tower for the Church. Renovation's were carried out over the following years with three altars and images of of St. Edmund, St. Adrian and St. Edward, along with an image of St. John the Evangelist being added in the 1200's. More was done over the years, until what I viewed today.

Plenty of history in this Church!

St. Mary is still being used today by the local's and the Army, I think that is amazing!

Address: Dover Castle
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_in_Castro,_Dover

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2011
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