Canterbury (GB)

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Canterbury, a cathedral city in southeast England, was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion, incorporating Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows.

Canterbury was issued with the 84 Post Office numeral in 1844

Postmark Examples[edit]

Rare usage of the Canterbury split 84 numeral postmark on cover with two major varieties of GB 1d Red Die II Plate 49 PC and QC