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Latitude: 51.2811 / 51°16'52"N
Longitude: 1.0814 / 1°4'53"E
OS Eastings: 614992
OS Northings: 158064
OS Grid: TR149580
Mapcode National: GBR TY2.Q6S
Mapcode Global: VHLGM.P2K6
Entry Name: Conquest House
Listing Date: 3 December 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1241437
English Heritage Legacy ID: 440503
Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1
Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate
Built-Up Area: Canterbury
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
944 PALACE STREET
TR 1458 SE 2/47 3.12.49.
Outwardly a C16 timber-framed house restored, but the house dates from the early
years of the Norman Conquest. 3 storeys timber-framed with plaster infill.
Curved braces, Slated roofs. 3 restored mullioned and transomed windows, 1 of
them a bay through 2 storeys supported on carved brackets. The ground floor
has 2 recessed 3 light mullions and a continuous mullionedmd transomed bay of
8 lights. Right side doorcase has fine moulded spandrels. The interior has a C17
fireplace with plastered mantelpiece and panelling. Norman undercroft and fine Cll
galleried hall. In 1170 the 4 knights De Tracy, De Moreville, Fitzurse and
Le Breton divested themselves of their arms here before seeking an interview
with Becket in his palace, and then rearmed themselves for the murder,
Church of St Alphege and Nos 10 to 28 (cobsec) form a group.
Listing NGR: TR1499058064
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