We actually thought that the entrance from Stour Street was a garage leading to someone's private back yard! It was only when we saw some people emerging from a pathway behind bushes, did we realise that this was a public route! But what a lovely little oasis. We nearly missed seeing inside the chapel too, as from the garden on the far side of the river, the building only has a door that is permanently shut. The actual entrance is from the other half of garden, on the nearside bank of the river, and that is not obvious from the main path. But we found the chapel open, and the gentleman inside was only too happy to explain things and answer our questions.
This place is a bit like St Martin's Church, and the Eastbridge Hospital. They are all 'low-key' attractions, yet are small, fascinating bits of history. The joy of visiting Canterbury is finding these atmospheric gems in succession as you wander round.
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