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Week 6 Architecture

This is a quite well known building in Canterbury, known as the crooked house by most residents. This house was built around 1612-1617 and is the most photographed place in Canterbury, after the Cathedral.
The reason it is leaning over so much is because of structural work that was carried out in it's distant past.
Above the door is inscribed a line written by Charles Dickens in 1849 about this building and says
"... a very old house bulging out over the road ... leaning forward, trying to see who was passing on the narrow pavement below..."