The Primary Alignment - The Canterbury Line
This pattern needs to be understood at a number of levels. The first is based on the major alignment that links the great abbey of Canterbury in the east and Cistercian monastery site of Abbey Dore in the West. This alignment broadly follows the Roman Road of Watling Street and passes through the principle sites of Canterbury Cathedral - Rochester Cathedral - Greenwich - Bermondsey, Downing Street - Bulstrode Hill Fort - Gloucester Cathedral and Abbey Dore. As can be seen from the plan this line very neatly bi-sects London. This line is shown in blue on the primary triangle plan (see side panel).
For want of a better title I have called this alignment the Canterbury Line. It should be noted that it links the spiritual (Canterbury) and temporal (Westminster) seats of power in the UK.
A Google Earth Map of the London Area:
The Primary Triangle
If you wish to plot this triangle I would suggest that you do this in Google Earth. Key in the three points from the grid-references given above and then link these three sites together, through the line function facility. This will allow you to see the places that they pass through.
This triangle has internal angles of 50° - 60° - 70°. The triangle's centre is located on an old mound called the Tothill Mound, which sadly has now disappeared. It used to lie just to the west of the Horseferry Road. The Canterbury line passes through the Greenwich point of this triangle.
The sites of Greenwich, Wimbledon and Hampstead. To see an enlarged version please click the images.
The Secondary Triangle
The base of this triangle links the Tower, Southwark Cathedral, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the West Brompton Cemetery plus a number of other key sites, some of which have now disappeared. That this triangle was understood and appreciated, at least until the 18th century is evidenced in the alignment of John Nash's Avenue in Regent's Park, which is very accurately aligned to the Boudicca's Mound and also exactly bisects the triangle.
The sites of the West Brompton Cemetery and the Tower of London. To see an enlarged version please click the images.
The length of this 'ley line' is 4.96km and was first mentioned by Alfred Watkins. Click here for PDF file of Strand Ley.
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