TQ9549 : Archbishop's Palace, Charing

near to Charing, Kent, Great Britain

Archbishop's Palace, Charing
Archbishop's Palace, Charing
Subject but not winner, of the "Restoration" TV programme, the local history society are still hoping to restore this building. According to their ceramic plaque it was "A manor house. Visited by Henry VII 1507 & Henry VIII 1520 & 1544. 1545 given to Henry VIII by Archbishop Cranmer. 1629 sold by Charles I." The ruins stand next to the church.
Archbishop's Palace, Charing
The Archbishop's Palace, is an important heritage site first mentioned in the Domesday Book and was developed as a palace in 1348. It is one of a several medieval palaces at Charing, Otford and Croydon, serving the archbishops travelling between Canterbury and London.
It was in regular use from the time of Archbishop Peckham (1279 - 1292). Later both Henry VII and Henry VIII stayed at the Palace, the latter on his way to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The property was seized by the Crown after the Dissolution in 1545. The present owner’s family acquired the complex in the 1950s. The buildings are listed by English Heritage as Grade I and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
In 2004, the Archbishop's Palace was one of the featured buildings, and a finalist, in the BBC series Restoration (presented by Griff Rhys Jones).
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Wednesday, 3 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 953 494 [100m precision]
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