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Monument Number 409412

Hob Uid: 409412
Location :
Grid Ref : TQ5277643951
Summary : Tower wall and gatehouse to Penshurst Place. Constructed in 1392 with additions of the 17th and early 18th century.
More information : TQ 527349 Tower, wall, gatehouse and gateway to
Penshurst Place.

5280 PENSHURST PENSHURST South Central entrance Tower to
Penshurst Place, and Wall abutting to East.
TQ 5243 23/788
Battlemented square sandstone tower of circa 1400. Blocked
square C17 or early C18 window on 1st floor. Slit windows flank
C17 round arched doorway. Stretch of stone-battlemented brick
wall to East.

Penshurst Place, the South Central Tower and Wall, the Southern
Wall, the Inner Garden Wall and the Garden Wall form a group.

License to crenellate, granted in 1392 (following an earlier license of 1341) lead to the construction of an enclosing outer wall with square side and angle towers. Only the South central gate tower survives complete, and a stretch of wall. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Sevenoaks, January 1975
Page(s) : 218-220
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Source Number : 2
Source : West Kent and the Weald
Source details :
Page(s) : 459
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Source Number : 3
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Kent
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Vol(s) : Part 24

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Constructed 1392
Monument End Date : 1392
Monument Start Date : 1392
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Boundary Wall, Curtain Wall, Tower
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C17 additions
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Curtain Wall, Boundary Wall, Tower
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Early C18 additions
Monument End Date : 1732
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Curtain Wall, Tower, Boundary Wall
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 446479
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 54 SW 17
External Cross Reference Notes :

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