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The Archbishops Palace

Hob Uid: 415124
Location :
Kent
Maidstone
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ7593055440
Summary : Archbishop's palace constructed between 1346-66, enlarged in 1486 and the latter half of the 16th century.
More information : [TQ 75935544] The Palace (NR) (1)

The Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone, was built between 1348 and 1366 and enlarged in 1486 and second half of the 16th century. (2)

Description correct. In good condition, and in use for social purposes. Property of the Maidstone Corporation. GP/AO/64/110/7.

The Archbishop's Palace, Grade I. Begun by Archbishop Ufford in 1348. Completed by Archbishop Islip between 1349 and 1366. Enlarged by Archbishop Morton in 1486. (4)

Additional bibliography. (5-11)

Begun by Archbishop Ufford in 1348. Completed by Archbishop Islip between 1349 and 1366. Enlarged by Archbishop Morton in 1486. Exchanged by Archbishop Crarmer with Henry VIII for other property. By Henry VIII it was granted to Sir Thomas Wyatt. On his son's rebellion it was forfeited to the Crown and subsequently granted to Sir John Astley, who built tle greater part of the existing house in the 2nd half of the C16. The main portion of the building is of ashlar with timber-framed wings at the north and south ends. The main section is E-shaped. 2 storeys and attics. 5 windows and 2 dormers to the north-vest front. Stringcourse. Parapet. Windows with stone mullions and transoms. 2 large dormers above the outer-projecting east wings with kneelers,
coping and finials over the apices and kneelers. Tiled roof. (12)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:1250 1958
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG 1368/11/A Maidstone MB Nov 1949
Page(s) : 29
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Source Number : 12
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Maidstone 02-Aug-1974
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 25.02.64
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Dist of Maidstone Area Kent 2.8.74
Page(s) : 73
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Source Number : 5
Source : The Buildings of England
Source details : Bldgs of Eng-West Kent and the Weald 1980 (J Newman)
Page(s) : 405-6
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Source Number : 6
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details : Arch J 81 1924
Page(s) : 377
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Source Number : 7
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details : Arch J 62 1905
Page(s) : 185
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Source Number : 9
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : Arch Cant 72 1958 (R H Goodsall)
Page(s) : 2
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Source Number : 10
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details : Arch J 126 1969 (S E Rigold)
Page(s) : 253
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Source Number : 11
Source : Journal of the British Archaeological Association
Source details : JBAA 10 1855 (J Whichcord)
Page(s) : 34
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built mid C14
Monument End Date : 1366
Monument Start Date : 1348
Monument Type : Archbishops Palace
Evidence : Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Enlarged
Monument End Date : 1486
Monument Start Date : 1486
Monument Type : Archbishops Palace
Evidence : Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extended late C16
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1567
Monument Type : Archbishops Palace
Evidence : Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 87960
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 173433
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 75 NE 35
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 415163
Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 415244
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 75 NE 34
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-02-25
End Date : 1964-02-25
Associated Activities : Primary, MAIDSTONE PALACE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1984-01-01
End Date : 1992-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, OLD PALACE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1991-01-01
End Date : 1992-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, MAIDSTONE COLLEGE GATEHOUSE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1994-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, THE ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, COLLEGE GATE, THE HORSEWAY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2013-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31