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AT REIGATE WHERE THE ANCIENT PILGRIMS' WAY WAS BROKEN

AT REIGATE WHERE THE ANCIENT PILGRIMS' WAY WAS BROKEN

In 1820 a cutting was made in Reigate Hill and the Pilgrims' Way was thus interrupted. The bridge was put up to join the severed ends. At the bottom of the hill is the town with many houses that saw the old coaching days. The brick Market House with its Clock Tower is on the site of a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas a Becket, once much visited by Canterbury pilgrims. Reigate is, traditionally, "Reigate," either in allusion to the ridge road of the Pilgrims' Way or to a road which went up the hill to London

Other pictures from Historic Scenes along the Brighton Road


'JACOB'S POST' AT WIVELSFIELD

A VENERABLE SHAM AT REIGATE CASTLE

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