Church Micro 383 - Ramsgate, St Laurence
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This cache is number 383 in the Church Micro Series.
Established in 1062, St. Laurence is the oldest church in Ramsgate. The building is from different mediaeval periods with a large central tower space. The early parts of this Church were built of Caen stone, as was Canterbury Cathedral. Later additions are in flint, the local stone. The original Church consisted of the present nave and a tower. The side aisles and the chancel were later additions in the 12th and 13th Centuries. The tower was later severely damaged in a storm in 1439 when it was struck by lightening. It was extensively repaired and heightened at the same time. Rather a strange thing to do as it had already been hit by lightening!
One point of confusion about this Church was its name which is St. Laurence after the Martyr who was apparently roasted alive by the Romans. However, the area in Thanet where the Church is situated is known as St. Lawrence. It it rumored that the reason is nothing more than a spelling mistake that caused the difference many years ago.
The cache is a small tube with only room for a log book so you will need to bring your own pen. This area does get busy so stealth is required.
If anybody would like to expand the Church Micro series please do, we would just ask that you could let sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names, to avoid duplication.
Congratulations to MeerRescue for First To Find.