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The Archbishop's Palace or the Old Palace

A Grade I Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2803 / 51°16'49"N

Longitude: 1.0817 / 1°4'54"E

OS Eastings: 615015

OS Northings: 157977

OS Grid: TR150579

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.Q97

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.P2QT

Plus Code: 9F3373JJ+4M

Entry Name: The Archbishop's Palace or the Old Palace

Listing Date: 3 May 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170536

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


The Archbishop's Palace
or the Old Palace
TR 1557 NW 5/2
TR 1457 NE 4/2 3.5.67.


Rebuilt in 1896 by W D Caroe, but the south wing contains some traces of
old work in the buttresses and a C14 2 light trefoil-headed window. The C16
gateway in the Borough also remains, though it is now blocked.
The building is curved. 2 to 3 storeys flint and ashlar. Tiled roof with
3 dormers on right elevation and 3 mullioned and transomed windows with
hood moulding. Buttresses. The left side elevation has 3 gables with finials
and 3 mullioned windows. The central entrance porch has an archiepiscopal
cartouche and 2 twisted columns. It incorporates the West end of the undercroft
of the monastic refectory.

Listing NGR: TR1498757995

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

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