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Norman Staircase

A Grade I Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2815 / 51°16'53"N

Longitude: 1.0835 / 1°5'0"E

OS Eastings: 615134

OS Northings: 158107

OS Grid: TR151581

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.QQ0

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.Q1NY

Entry Name: Norman Staircase

Listing Date: 3 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170569

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Town: Canterbury

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


Norman Staircase
TR 1558 SW 3/16B 3.12.49.


This C12 staircase leads to the library of the King's School and is said
to be the only C12 staircase in England. 18 stone steps, The sides are
of flint and ashlar and the roof is tiled and has a tile-hung gable. The
base has 4 columns with Norman capitals and arches and a balustrade formed
by pilasters.

Nos 20 to 29A (consec), Pilgrim's or Pentise entry attached to No 29,
wall in garden of No 29, wall and gatepiers between Nos 28 and 29,
Gateway from Green Court and building adjoining to left, King's School,
Library and Norman staircase form a group.

Listing NGR: TR1513558107

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

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