St. Mary Queeningate*was a church so called from its situation near the ancient gate called Queningate. In 1381, the rector made an exchange of it and St. Michael's Church in Burgate, to which it was an annexed chapel for Portpool chantry in St. Paul's.


This tablet marks the west wall of the ancient church of St. Mary Queningate & the Stone in the Grass the return of the North Wall (the stone cannot be found now)


Saxon Foundations Unearthed at Canterbury

In preparing a site for the Kent County War Memorial, within the precincts of the Cathedral, the excavators have unearthed some interesting early foundations. It is believed that they are those of the Saxon church of St. Mary Queningate. A mediaeval charter possessed by the Dean and Chapter is said to support this theory. AR1921


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