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Description: Cooling Castle Gatehouse
Date Listed: 21 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 172856
OS Grid Reference: TQ7538775892
OS Grid Coordinates: 575387, 175892
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4548, 0.5230
TQ 77 NE
Cooling Castle Gatehouse.
Embattled gatehouse. 1381-85. By Thomas Crump, possibly to the designs of
Henry Yevele for Sir John de Cobham. Coursed ragstone with some knapped flint.
2 semi-circular towers with boldly projecting rings of machicolations and
crenellations. Four-centred arch between with crenellations above and
moulded round-arched gateway below and behind. Single loopholes on front faces
of towers at half height. The gatehouse is open on the inside and originally
admitted to the extreme south-west corner of the outer ward. Cooling Castle
is Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. BOE, Kent, I, 239
Listing NGR: TQ7540175958
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Source: English Heritage
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