~ THE PRECINCTS ~
No's 1 to 7 (houses just inside Christ Church Gateway)
The Archbishop (Randall Thomas Davidson) and General Young 5th East Surrey. Posted Sept 23 1914, from Canterbury. J. G. Charlton, Photographer, Canterbury - From my collection. What was the event? (I'm assuming possible send off of troops for the war?)
No. 11 the Precincts (Cathedral House)
A cropped photo from my collection, showing Cathedral House in the background
George Austin Jr. was one of the occupants of this house (stained glass)
No. 14 the Precincts (house of stall IX)
Destroyed in the bombing raid June 1st 1942
Rev. Canon Stuart's House
Rev. Canon Stuart....in residence July 28, 1911, by J. G. Charlton
14C The Precincts (No. 11 Burgate)
Damaged in the bombing raid in 1940 the day Starr's house was destroyed
I believe this is No. 10 & No. 11 Burgate above, with No. 11 being the one on the left
14C The Precincts 1931, from Lady Bertram's Album, some of those photos are now in my collection
Sir Anton and Lady Edith Bertram who lived at 14C Precincts 1931
Sir Anton Bertram (Feb 8, 1869, Barnstable, Devon - Sept 17, 1937, Canterbury, Kent), an English Barrister and 22nd Chief Justice of Ceylon (1918-1925)
In 1930 he published "The Colonial Service"
September 1934, Sir Anton Bertram attended the funeral of Mrs. Hyacinth Staple the wife of Canon R. Staple, the Precentor of Canterbury Cathedral. Sir Anton and Lady Betram also sent a floral tribute.
"Sir Anton Bertram, a former Chief Justice of Ceylon, who is seriously ill at his home in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, was stated last night to be "very much weaker." Sir Anton is 68." The Yorkshire Post, Friday, September 17, 1937
Library of Congress www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/matpc.08326/
National Portrait Gallery www.npgprints.com/image.php?imgref=176339
Lady Edith Bertram, a photograph in my collection
14D & E
CANON'S HOUSE No. 15
MEISTER OMERS No. 16
"The Precincts" Meister Omers, was built in the thirteenth century 13/12/23
Taken by Mother when the hall door was being painted!
No. 16 "The Precincts", Meister Omers, from an old photograph in my collection.
LINACRE HOUSE No. 17
Revd. Dr. John Lynch (Rector of Adisham, Kent), Prebendary and Archdeacon of Canterbury once lived in this house *connection to Jane Austen
CHOIR HOUSE No. 18 (the house of Stall II)
NO. 20 THE DEANERY
The Deanery, drawing of 1777
The Monthly Magazine, 1809 - Death at Canterbury, at the Deanery, in his 74th year, the Rev. Thomas Powys, D.D. dean of that cathedral, rector of Fawley, Bucks, and Silchester, Hants, justices of the peace for the counties of Oxon and Bucks, and formerly of St. John's College, Oxford, M.A., 1780, B. and D.D. 1795.
WTHBH - April 15, 1899 - An interesting photographic album has been published by Mr. Colborne, photographic artist, St. George's Street, consisting of thrity-one cabinet portraits of the Deans of Canterbury from the Reformation, from the unique collection of valuable oil paintings at the Deanery. The portraits date from 1541 to the present day, and the collection therefore includes those of Dean Wooton and Farrar. The edition is strictly limited to 50 copies, the price of the album being one guinea. Among the subscribers are the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Dean of Canterbury, Mr. Henniker Heaton, M. P., the Mayor of Canterbury, Lord Bagot, Lord Algernon Percy and Sir Alfred Lyall.
The Deanery 2008 (damaged twice during WW2)
Dean Hugh Percy 1825-1827
Dean Richard Bagot 1827-1845
Dean William Lyall 1845-1857
Dean Henry Alford 1857-1871
Dean Robert Payne Smith 1871-1895
Dean Frederic Farrar 1895-1903
Dean Henry Wace 1903-1924
Dean George Bell 1924-1929 *went to to become Bishop of Chichester (he founded The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral)
Dean Dick Sheppard 1929-1931
Dean Sheppard, from Lady Bertram's Album, some of those photos are now in my collection (appointed Dean of Canterbury in 1929)
Passed away November 1937, Interred in the Cloisters.
Lady Bertram attended the memorial service.
Dean Hewlett Johnson 1931-1963
Dean Hewlett Johnson, from Lady Bertram's Album, some of those photos are now in my collection
Present Dean Robert Willis
NORTH DEANERY No. 21
THE GRANARY HOUSE No. 22, No. 23 The Precincts, No. 24 Deans Brewhouse
23 The Precincts 1927, from Lady Bertram's Album, some of those photos are now in my collection
Sir Anton Bertram leased No 23 from 1926
He helped start the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral with Dean George Bell
The old bakehouse furnace chimney - No 23 The Precincts
No. 25 The Precincts
No. 26 & 27 The Precincts
STARR HOUSE in the PRECINCTS (FOTHERBY'S)
Destroyed in the Bombings of WW2
John Starr, Esq. Canterbury, subscriber to "Consuetudines Kanciae" by Charles Sandys 1851
*John Starr, 1817. Son of John Starr, Solicitor and Auditor to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. b. 1804. New Inn Hall, Oxf. Solicitor. Partner with his father. Retired 1840. The Precincts Canterbury.
Powys Starr, 1821, Brother of the above. b. 1808. Died at Charterhouse 1824.
Thomas Starr, 1809-12. Brother of the above. b. 1794. Trin. Coll. Cam. Barrister. Died at Canterbury 1858.
Marriages, August 17, 1852. At Canterbury, John Starr, esq. to Mary, eldest daughter of George Curteis. esq. GM
April 13, 1848 - In the Cathedral Precincts, Canterbury, aged 79, widow of Thomas STARR, esq. The Gentlemen's Magazine vol 183
The Lady Davidson of Lambeth, Starrs House, The Precints, Canterbury (m. 1878, w. 1930)
Elizabeth Bae (1850's)
Thomas E. Jones, Music Master
Anby Beatson, Teacher M.A. Cambridge
No. 5 Elisa Newman
George Wallace, Head Master of the King's School
*June 5, 1840, Katarine Russell (born April 28) daughter of George and Emily Frances Wallace, of the Precincts, Head Master of the Kings School
*June 28, 1844, Christening, William (born May 12, 1844), son of George and Emily Frances Wallce, of the Precincts, Head Master of the King's School
Lewis Smith, Assistant Master of King's School
The King's School War Memorial unveiled December 19, 1921
Mark Keel, Porter of the Gate (Green Court Gate)
*March 2, 1841, Christening, Henry Thomas, son of Mark & Catherine Teal, of the precincts, Porter at the gate, Canterbury Cathedral
March 6, 1845, Christening, Helen Christiana Catharine, daughter of Mark & Catherine Teal of the Precincts, Porter, Canterbury Cathedral
September 30, 1846, George Hatton, son of Mark & Catherine Teal, of the Green Court, Gate Porter, Canterbury Cathedral
John Richard Castleden, Corn and Hop Factor
Daniel Finch, Barrister
The Hon. Daniel Finch, Precincts, Canterbury Subscriber to "Consuetudines Kanciae" by Charles Sandys 1851
Frederick Roach, Vicar of Lower Haslslow
Stephen Maple, Servant
William Walker, Coachman
1865 Poll for two knights of the shire..."name of voter and residence" 1737 Rev. Francis Angel SMITH, Green Court, Canterbury, listed under parish of St. Peter (it is the parish of qualification) Voted for B., K.
three candidates: Sir Edward Cholmeley Dering, Bart. - Sir Brook William Bridges, Bart. - Sir Norton Joseph Knatchbull, Bart.
The Green Court & King's School buildings from within the Dark Entry
William Bennett, Minor Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, Vicar of Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent
Robert Moore, Canon of Canterbury
Sarah A. Iggleden
William S. H. Braham, M.A., Minor Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, Rector of St. George the Martyr with St. Mary Magdalen, Canterbury
Rev. W. S. H. Braham, Precincts, Canterbury. Subscriber to "Consuetudines Kanciae" by Charles Sandys 1851
1852 - Poll for the Knights of the shire - East Peckham- Rev. Francis DAWSON, Oaks, Canterbury
"...the goodly Oaks in our common Garden, of good value in themselves, and in their time very beneficial to our Church by their shelter, quite eradicated and sett to sale; generally, whatever was money worth made prize of and imbezilled; and in fine, a goodly brave Cathedral become no better (in respect of those who gott and kept possession of it) than a Den of thieves and pulnderers; and to make the better way for such invaders to abuse it the Church guardians, here faire and strong Gates, betimes turned off the hooks and burned. ......" Ecclesia Christi Cantuar
Mary Ann White
John Metcalfe, Minor Canon of Canterbury
Rev. John Metcalfe, Precincts, Canterbury, Subscriber to "Conseutudines Kanciae" by Charles Sandys 1851
George Austin, Solicitor
*June 12, 1834 - Christening of Harriett Fanny Austin (born Feb 7th, 1832), daughter of George and Eliza Austin of the Precincts of the Archbishops Palace, Architect & Surveyor & Frederick (born July 29th, 1833), son of George & Eliza Austin of the Precincts of the Archbishops Palace, Architect & Surveyor
Thomas G. Meredith, Painter & Glazier
Mary Chaney, Print Seller
Henry Pussell, Carver & Guilder
Thomas Wright, Vesturer of the Cathedral
Henry Purrier, M.A.
Mary M. Freeling, daughter of a Baronett
Charlotte J. Bennett
Henry G. Austin, Architect
*Captain William Gregory, R.E.
Nov. At Woolwich, Capt. William Gregory, R. E.
He was a brother of the late Hon. John Gregory, who died a few months ago, while Governor of the Bahamas. Both these gentlemen were natives of Canterbury, sons of the Rev. Mr. Gregory, of the Green Court, Precints, and received their education at the King's School.
He was appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1813, and attained the rank of Captain in 1831. He served six years in Canada, where he was frost bitten, and lost part of his toes. He served in Barbados from 1826 to 1831, and while on the passage to that station, in the command of the 3d company of Sappers and Miners in the Shipley transport ship, he was wrecked on April 19, 1826, on the Cobbler's Rocks near Kitridge Head. on that occasion he was the last person on board, and saw every man, woman and child safely carried tot he rocks, which was effected through his cool and judicious arrangements, and in a few minutes ater he quitted the vessel she became a total wreck. He went to Ceylon in 1834, where he remained nearly nine years. On his return to England his health gave way to the effect of the climates in which he had served, and he has ever since been unable to leave his room without assistance. During his military service he had been actively employed in superintending several important works, both at home and abroad. The Gentlemens Magazine, 1854
No. 28 (on the left)
No. 29 Chillenden's Chambers and Pentice (The house of Stall VII)
Entrance to the Dark Entry, Green Court and The Precincts
THE ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE
An ariel view of Walpole house on the left and the Archbishops Palace on the right
James COLE, Gate Porter *
Canons - Arthur James Mason D.D.
James C. ROBERTSON, Canon of Canterbury Cathedral
August 1864 - Death at the Precints, Canterbury, aged 63, James Jennings, esq., of the Elms, Old Windsor, Berks. The Gentlemens Magazine
November, died at his house, in the Cathedral Precinct, Canterbury, the Rev. Joseph Price, B.D. Vicar of Littlebourn. The Universal Magazine 1806
Charlotte-Frelian Bennett, relict of the Rev. Thomas Bennett, died at age 71 in 1854, in the Cathedral Precincts.
"Death, June 20th, in the Cathedral Precincts, Canterbury, aged 54 Louisa Toogood, wife of the Rev. William Stone, Canon of Canterbury Cathedral." The Gentlemen's Magazine 1859
Marriage August 31 at the Cathedral, Canterbury, S. Musgrave Hilton, esq. of Brambling House, Kent, to Emily Shuttleworth, eldest daughter of the Rev. William Stone, Canon of Canterbury. GM 1864
*Rev. William STONE, M.A., Canon Residentiary of Canterbury, 1855-1882, d. at Canterbury, Feb. 2 (aged 81). Guardian, xxxvii.p. 197c.
1891/92, East Kent Natural History Society - Members - Hon. & Rev. Fremantle, Canon, M.A.
1891/92, East Kent Natural History Society - Members - Mrs. Gardener, Precincts Canterbury
1891/92, East Kent Natural History Society - Members - Rev. Canon HOLLAND, M.A., Precincts Canterbury
1927 Rev. PARTRIDGE, Sacrist, Canterbury Cathedral, 26 the Precincts (phone book)
1886 The very Rev. The Dean of Canterbury, The Precincts, Canterbury *Member of the Kent Archaeological Society
Benjamin Harrison, Archdeacon of Maidstone (1845-47)
1901 Thomas Cooke, Gate Porter
Emma Bowler (w) Bookseller, dealer, Employer
Thomas B. Blackman, Cathedral Verger, Mary, daughter, Assistant School Mistress
Jane H. Elmes, Head, married age 47, Ada G. Elmes, daughter age 19 born Canterbury
Emily J. Knox (?)
William J. Forcel, Clergyman Church of England born Marylebone, London
Marion E. James, single age 40, Caterer Refreshment, own account with sister Jessie M. James, both born Canterbury
Rev. John BIRT, D.D., Precintcts listed under Academies
George AUSTIN, Precincts, listed under carvers and gilders
Dent HEPPER (to the Dean and Chapter), Precincts, listed under Surveyors (previously surveyor was Jesse WHITE who died 1821)
TENDERS, May 1863 For new schools and master's residence within the precincts of the Canterbury Cathedral. Mr. Austin, architect. Quantities supplied by the architect's clerk at a charge of three guineas for each set:
Gaskin & Godden....£5846
*Gaskin & Godden built a new malt-kiln and store for Flint and the waterworks (in Wincheap) at Canterbury
Saturday, June 16, 1906 - Local Wedding - The wedding took place in St. Anselm's Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, on Tuesday afternoon, of Mr. Reginald Elmes, son of Mrs. Elmes of the Precincts, and Miss Edith Benn, daughter of Mr. James Benn, late Postmaster of Canterbury. A large number of relatives and friends of the parties witnessed the marriage ceremony, which was performed by the Precentor, the Rev. F. J. O. Helmore. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a white silk dress trimmed with rose point lace, and carried a lovely bouquet of white gardenias and white roses. The bridesmaids were Miss Ada Elmes, sister of the bridesgroom, Miss M. L. Elmes, cousin of the bridegroom and Miss C. Hougham. They were muslin de soie dresses and lace hats. Mr. Arthur Bowen acted as best man. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Elmes left for Brussels. The presents received were numerous and costly.
The Rev. J. Cullin, M.A., Tait Missioner in Canterbury Diocese, courtesy of a frequent visitor to the site
"The Literary Churchman", Dec. 4th, 1885. At Canterbury Cathedral the special prechers for advent are on Wednesdays, Dec. 9, Rev. H. Venn, vicar of Sittingbourne; 16th, Rev. J. Cullin, Six Preacher; and on 23rd, Canon F. J. Holland. A part of the "Messiah" will be rendered, with orchestral accompaniment, on Christmas Eve.
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