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Description: Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 181416
OS Grid Reference: TR0663553463
OS Grid Coordinates: 606635, 153463
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2429, 0.9591
There is also a scheduled monument, Tower Keep Castle at Chilham, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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TR 0653-0753 CHILHAM
7/44 Chilham Castle
13.10.52 Keep and
- Donkey Wheel
Castle Keep and curtain walls. C11 and 1171 - 74 by Ralph, master
mason, for Henry II; restored early C20. Flint with Caen stone
dressings. Octagonal (the earlier of'only 2 in the country)
with square stair turret to east, with garderobes to exterior,
3 storeys. Remnants of forebuilding on south west wall of C11,
an unfortified stone hall. Only one original opening survives,
a window facing south east. Flint and buttressed curtain wall
about 15 feet high, attached to the east side of the Keep. Restored
early C20, now domestic accommodation and for a time tenanted by
artists Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon. Donkey wheel, C18,
timber framed shelter with plain tile roof. Horizontal wheel in
Listing NGR: TR0662853467
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Source: English Heritage
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