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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
Plus Code: 9F326XV5+5J
Entry Name: Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel
Listing Date: 13 October 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185170
English Heritage Legacy ID: 181416
Location: Chilham, Ashford, Kent, CT4
Civil Parish: Chilham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel
Castle keep and curtain walls. C11 and 1171-1174 by Ralph, master mason, for Henry II; restored early C20.
Flint with Caen stone dressings. Octagonal (the earlier of only two in the country) with square stair turret to east, with garderobes to exterior, three 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
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