"Dane John Gardens Mound" Dane John Gardens Tip by grkboiler

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  Dane John Mound
by grkboiler

The mound in Dane John Gardens can be climbed for a good view of Canterbury. Dane John is actually an anglicized version of the French word donjon, which means "mound where a castle is built". A fort was built here by the Normans in 1066 but later abandoned. The mound is also believed to be a Roman burial ground.

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  • Written Dec 2, 2004
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