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Palace Cottages and the Remains of the Gatehouse Adjoining

A Grade I Listed Building in Charing, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2105 / 51°12'37"N

Longitude: 0.796 / 0°47'45"E

OS Eastings: 595392

OS Northings: 149412

OS Grid: TQ953494

Mapcode National: GBR RW0.42F

Mapcode Global: VHKK6.RT6X

Entry Name: Palace Cottages and the Remains of the Gatehouse Adjoining

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Last Amended: 10 October 1980

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 180771

Location: Charing, Ashford, Kent, TN27

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Charing

Built-Up Area: Charing

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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

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