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Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel, Chilham

Description: Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel

Grade: I
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

Location: Taylors Hill, Chilham, Kent CT4 8DB

Locality: Chilham
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT4 8DB

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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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Listing Text

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
poor condition.

Listing NGR: TR0662853467

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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