History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel

A Grade I Listed Building in Chilham, Kent

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2429 / 51°14'34"N

Longitude: 0.9591 / 0°57'32"E

OS Eastings: 606635

OS Northings: 153464

OS Grid: TR066534

Mapcode National: GBR SX5.38V

Mapcode Global: VHKK9.K1X0

Entry Name: Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181416

Location: Chilham, Ashford, Kent, CT4

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Chilham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Find accommodation in
Chilham

Listing Text

TR 0653-0753 CHILHAM

7/44 Chilham Castle
13.10.52 Keep and
- Donkey Wheel

GV I

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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.