Magic Lantern Slide: Canterbury Cathedral, Water Tower

This photographic slide by William Weaver Baker shows the water tower, also known as the lavatory tower, at Canterbury Cathedral. The structure dates from 1165 and the lower section includes Norman decoration, with the top section dating from the early fourteenth century. The top section has eight spouts which provided water for the monks to wash their hands before they went into the Cathedral and for other uses. Weaver Baker was interested in historic buildings and took photos of architecture that interested him.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
313/1977/390
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Material
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Canterbury Cathedral, Water Tower
Simple Name
slide
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'CANTERBURY' on top edge; handwritten 'Canterbury Cathedral. Water Tower.' on mount
Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Date
1939
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Production Person Surname
Baker

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Lantern Slide: Canterbury Cathedral, Water Tower