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Canon Cottage the Old Canonry

A Grade I Listed Building in Wingham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2716 / 51°16'17"N

Longitude: 1.2135 / 1°12'48"E

OS Eastings: 624246

OS Northings: 157401

OS Grid: TR242574

Mapcode National: GBR VZS.7LR

Mapcode Global: VHLGP.Z9CJ

Plus Code: 9F3376C7+J9

Entry Name: Canon Cottage the Old Canonry

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178372

Location: Wingham, Dover, Kent, CT3

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Wingham

Built-Up Area: Wingham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(south side)
9/340 The Old Canonry
13.10.52 and Canon Cottage


House, sometime house pair. Circa 1285 and C15. Timber framed on flint
under croft and exposed frame with plaster infill. Plain tiled roof.
Two storeys to right. one storey and attic to left on flint base, with
jetty on dragon post and brackets to right and returned to right side
elevation. Pierced and enriched bargeboard to right-hand wing, and 2
hipped dormers to left with stacks to rear right. Three-light mullioned
and transomed window on first floor, and 3 mullioned windows and 8-light
mullioned and transomed shallow oriel to right on ground floor, with
adjacent door of 7 glazed transomed lights with 3 base panels in four-
centred arched surround, both C15 and only uncovered 1893 by removal of
plaster. C20 boarded door at end left in arched doorway of 2 derns.
Outshot at end left. Basement openings to centre. Right return with 2
wooden casements on each left. Basement openings to centre. Right return
with 2 wooden casements on each fooor and rib and stud door in four-
centred arched surround.
Interior: the low left-hand wing appears to be an intact survival of the
row of canons' houses for Wingham College, founded by Archbishop Peckham,
1282, and building from 1283 onwards. The undercroft, the jetty, and the
sans-purlin roof are all of that date. The 2-storey range, although on a
C13 undercroft is late C15, with contemporary panelling, and fine crown-
post roof.
The historical and architectural details for this and many other
buildings in Wingham are to be found in A. Hussey, Chronicles of Wingham,
1896; E.W.Parkin, Arch. Can. XCIII, 1977; and an upublished thesis for
Canterbury University by Dr. David

Listing NGR: TR2424657400

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