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Palace Cottages and the Remains of the Gatehouse Adjoining, Charing

Description: Palace Cottages and the Remains of the Gatehouse Adjoining

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 180771

OS Grid Reference: TQ9539249412
OS Grid Coordinates: 595392, 149412
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2105, 0.7960

Locality: Charing
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN27 0LR

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Listing Text

Palace Cottages (Nos 1 and 2)
and the remains of the
gatehouse adjoining
(formerly listed as
Palace Farm Cottages
and remains of Gatehouse
TQ 9549 22/6 14.2.67
C14. This was the south side of the courtyard of the former manor house of
the Archbishops of Canterbury and comprised the gatehouse and the porter's
lodge. Probably built by John Stratford, who was Archbishop from 1333-1348
and whose favourite residence is said to have been Charing. Faced with flints.
The south-east portion consists of the roofless remains of the gatehouse, comprising
stone carriage and pedestrian archways with obtusely pointed heads. Gable
end facing east with flint and brick buttresses at its angles. To the north-east
of the gatehouse is a cottage of 2 storeys and 3 windows with a half-hipped
tiled roof. The ground floor windows of the cottage are set in the stone surrounds
to mediaeval windows. Then comes another ruined portion with a pointed stone
archway flanked by buttresses and then another inhabited cottage of 2 storeys
and attic, steeply-pitched tiled roof with one modern hipped dormer and 2 casement

Listing NGR: TQ9530549426

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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