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Chilham Castle Keep and Donkey Wheel

A Grade I Listed Building in Chilham, Canterbury, Kent

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181416

Location: Chilham, Ashford, Kent, CT4

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Chilham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TR 0653-0753 CHILHAM

7/44 Chilham Castle
13.10.52 Keep and
- Donkey Wheel


Castle Keep and curtain walls. C11 and 1171 - 74 by Ralph, master
mason, for Henry II; restored early C20. Flint with Caen stone
dressings. Octagonal (the earlier of'only 2 in the country)
with square stair turret to east, with garderobes to exterior,
3 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

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

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