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Gatehouse, the Old Palace, Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne

Description: Gatehouse, the Old Palace

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 170971

OS Grid Reference: TR1937455531
OS Grid Coordinates: 619374, 155531
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2567, 1.1426

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


Gatehouse, The Old Palace
(formerly listed as
outbuildings at
The Old Palace)
TR 15 NE 9/117 29.9.52


C16. This was the Gatehouse of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's Palace. Two storeys
red brick laid in English bond. Hipped slate roof. Three casement windows
of 2 lights with 4 centred heads and stone mullions. In the west wall is a
four-centred stone doorway with a stone over it inscribed "T C (Thomas Cranmer)
1552" and a cartouche of the arms of Archbishop Parker of Canterbury. Chimneybreast
on north wall.
To the east of the cottage is a red brick barn with a tiled roof with gable
ends, hipped waggon entrance and casement windows.

Listing NGR: TR1937455531

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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