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IoE Number: 180771
Location: PALACE FARM COTTAGES AND REMAINS OF GATEHOUSE ADJOINING, MARKET PLACE
  CHARING, ASHFORD, KENT
Photographer: Mr Roger Smith
Date Photographed: 27 September 2002
Date listed: 14 February 1967
Date of last amendment: 10 October 1980
Grade I

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5272CHARINGMARKET PLACEPalace Cottages (Nos 1 and 2)and the remains of thegatehouse adjoining(formerly listed as

1. 5272 CHARING MARKET PLACE Palace Cottages (Nos 1 and 2) and the remains of the gatehouse adjoining (formerly listed as Palace Farm Cottages and remains of Gatehouse adjoining) TQ 9549 22/6 14.2.67 I 2. C14. This was the south side of the courtyard of the former manor house of the Archbishops of Canterbury and comprised the gatehouse and the porter's lodge. Probably built by John Stratford, who was Archbishop from 1333-1348 and whose favourite residence is said to have been Charing. Faced with flints. The south-east portion consists of the roofless remains of the gatehouse, comprising stone carriage and pedestrian archways with obtusely pointed heads. Gable end facing east with flint and brick buttresses at its angles. To the north-east of the gatehouse is a cottage of 2 storeys and 3 windows with a half-hipped tiled roof. The ground floor windows of the cottage are set in the stone surrounds to mediaeval windows. Then comes another ruined portion with a pointed stone archway flanked by buttresses and then another inhabited cottage of 2 storeys and attic, steeply-pitched tiled roof with one modern hipped dormer and 2 casement windows.

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