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The Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas in Canterbury

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The Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas is on Canterbury High street and is part of a bridge over a branch of the river Stour.  It isn’t very big but they only ask £2 for a visit.  Visiting ⇒.

The site was created in 1180 as a place of hospitality for poor pilgrims visiting Canterbury Cathedral ⇐ where Thomas (later St Thomas) Becket was murdered in 1170 and became a martyr.  Next to the chapel is an Alms House with 8 occupied flats.

 

 

 

 

 

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