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The Archdeacon of Canterbury's House, Canterbury

Description: The Archdeacon of Canterbury's House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 170562

OS Grid Reference: TR1508758010
OS Grid Coordinates: 615087, 158010
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2806, 1.0827

Location: 40 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EE

Locality: Canterbury
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT1 2EE

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Listing Text


No 29
(The Archdeacon of Canterbury's
TR 1558 SW 3/18 3.12.49.


Built by Prior Chillenden circa 1400 as guest lodgings. It incorporates
parts of the monastery kitchen and Pentise Gatehouse. The east end has been
rebuilt, following war damage, with the original materials. 2 storeys flint,
brick and some reused mediaeval ashlar, Renewed tiled roof with 4 hipped
dormers. The 1st floor has 3 cambered sashes. The ground floor has 3 double
lancets with hood moulding and 1 triple lancet. The rear elevation is partly
timber-framed and plastered and part flint and stone. At the west end is
a projecting timbered gable on the 2nd floor. Towards the east end is another
gable with a projecting bay window below it supported on 2 wooden columns.
One C15 window of 2 trefoiled headed lights. The other windows are C18 sashes.
Massive flint and ashlar chimney stack. The interior has an overmantel of
circa 1600 in one room.

Nos 20 to 29A (consec), Pilgrim's or Pentise entry attached to No 29,
wall in garden of No 29, wall and gatepiers betwen Nos 28 and 29,
Gateway from Green Court and building adjoining to left, King`s School
Library and Norman staircase form a group.

Listing NGR: TR1507358026

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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