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Intricately carved monument

This monument stands where an oak tree known as the Augustine Oak was felled. Commemorating the... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Walcott, United Kingdom
its ok

I see this Monument nearly every day as I live in the village, its just a stone celtic style cross... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Phil W
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Cottington Road | Cliffsend, Ramsgate, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is a cross created and erected in the Victorian era to commemorate the fact that St. Augustine arrived in England somewhere nearby. As such it is not worth a diversion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We drove 2 hours to get here. It might seem like a fool's errand but we were determined to see where Christianity was brought to England by St Augustine who converted King (St) Ethelbert under the oak tree - now the Anglo Saxon cross monument...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J-L-B
Reviewed 24 January 2018

This monument stands where an oak tree known as the Augustine Oak was felled. Commemorating the meeting of King Ethelbert and Augustine in AD 597. Heavily carved with religious figures and worth the visit if passing the area. Only a layby for parking.

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I see this Monument nearly every day as I live in the village, its just a stone celtic style cross in the middle of a small field which at times can be rather overgrown stay no more than ten minutes, may be nice to see...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Phil W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Down winding lanes with only a layby for parking and a minimum of display boards and no visitors' centre - a very pleasant reminder of childhood holidays with a homemade picnic.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ozymandius2013
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The reason being I lived in Cliffsend as a kid and we walked down to St Augustines Cross just to sit. At the time the lavender farm was over the road and a little hut sold creams soaps etc all made form the lavender. I...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

The cross is near where St Augustine landed in this country, bringing the start of our religious beliefs, not much here, but a nice place visit any way. A small lay by to park in, a very narrow road.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank marty w
Reviewed 3 November 2015

As people have said the cross is quite modern(1884) but it is to commemorate the arrival of St Augustine in England in AD 597. In 595 Pope Gregory asked the monk Augustine to convert the people of Kent to Christianity. A stream near here is...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Although this is hard to find it is worth a slight detour as it is a relevant and interesting marker in English history. The cross was erected in 1884 and it is decoratively carved and marks the site where St. Augustine brought Christianity to Britain...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Its a nicely erected modern cross owned by Englush Heritage there is an information board but its nice to go up and study it. There is a nice area of parking for a couple cars but it was tricky to find.

Date of experience: October 2015
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