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Cooling Castle Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Cooling, Medway

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Latitude: 51.4548 / 51°27'17"N

Longitude: 0.523 / 0°31'22"E

OS Eastings: 575387

OS Northings: 175892

OS Grid: TQ753758

Mapcode National: GBR PNX.M1Y

Mapcode Global: VHJLG.0PTL

Plus Code: 9F32FG3F+W5

Entry Name: Cooling Castle Gatehouse

Listing Date: 21 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085770

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172856

Location: Cooling, Medway, ME3

County: Medway

Civil Parish: Cooling

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Cliffe-at-Hoo St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

Tagged with: Quadrangular castle

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Cooling Castle Gatehouse.


Embattled gatehouse. 1381-85. By Thomas Crump, possibly to the designs of
Henry Yevele for Sir John de Cobham. Coursed ragstone with some knapped flint.
2 semi-circular towers with boldly projecting rings of machicolations and
crenellations. Four-centred arch between with crenellations above and
moulded round-arched gateway below and behind. Single loopholes on front faces
of towers at half height. The gatehouse is open on the inside and originally
admitted to the extreme south-west corner of the outer ward. Cooling Castle
is Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. BOE, Kent, I, 239

Listing NGR: TQ7540175958

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