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Saint Augustine's Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Minster, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3283 / 51°19'41"N

Longitude: 1.358 / 1°21'28"E

OS Eastings: 634037

OS Northings: 164157

OS Grid: TR340641

Mapcode National: GBR X0J.N4T

Mapcode Global: VHLGD.HW92

Entry Name: Saint Augustine's Cross

Listing Date: 15 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421310

Location: Minster, Thanet, Kent, CT12

County: Kent

District: Thanet

Civil Parish: Minster

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

MINSTER COTTINGTON ROAD
TR36SW
(south side)
4/10005 St Augustine's Cross
- II
Commemorative cross. 1884, carved by J Roddis ofBirmingham and erected by Granville George
Leveson-Gower, the second Earl of Granville and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, to
commemorate the landing of St Augustine in 597 AD at Ebbsfleet. Carved Celtic-style stone cross
about 7 metres high set on a stepped base. Tapering shaft has diaper pattern with carvings of
Archbishops, angels and beasts and is surmounted by a circular top with Celtic design. Tapering
plinth has Latin inscription referring to St Augustine having preached his first sermon on English
soil to King Ethelbert of Kent near this site.


Listing NGR: TR3403764157

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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