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Norman Staircase, Canterbury

Description: Norman Staircase

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 170569

OS Grid Reference: TR1513458107
OS Grid Coordinates: 615134, 158107
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2815, 1.0835

Location: Borough, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EE

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

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Listing Text


Norman Staircase
TR 1558 SW 3/16B 3.12.49.


This C12 staircase leads to the library of the King's School and is said
to be the only C12 staircase in England. 18 stone steps, The sides are
of flint and ashlar and the roof is tiled and has a tile-hung gable. The
base has 4 columns with Norman capitals and arches and a balustrade formed
by pilasters.

Nos 20 to 29A (consec), Pilgrim's or Pentise entry attached to No 29,
wall in garden of No 29, wall and gatepiers between 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: TR1513558107

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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