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The Old Palace, Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne

Description: The Old Palace

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 170970

OS Grid Reference: TR1935255550
OS Grid Coordinates: 619352, 155550
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2569, 1.1423

Location: Old Palace Road, Bekesbourne, Kent CT4 5ES

Locality: Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT4 5ES

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Listing Text


The Old Palace
TR 15 NE 9/116


The house itself was built by Robert Packham in the late C18. Two storeys
and attics stuccoed. Hipped tiled roof. Castellated parapet with a pediment
in the centre concealing 2 dormers. Seven sashes with glazing bars missing.
Modern ground floor portion built out along most of the front. At the east
end of the south front is a C19 addition forming an L-wing, Thomas Cranmer,
Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533-1554, built a Palace here in 1552, which
was enlarged by Archbishop Matthew Parker later in the C16. This was demolished
during the Civil War and only the Gatehouse remains which is now a Cottage
adjoining on the south-east of the house known as The Old Palace.

Listing NGR: TR1935255550

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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