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Tonford Manor

Hob Uid: 464714
Location :
Kent
Canterbury
Thanington Without
Grid Ref : TR1248057040
Summary : Moated manor house, granted a licence to crenellate in 1449 and later altered and extended. The 15th century manor forms the north front of the present house. Parts of two of the four towers once attached to the house survive. To the rear are later timber framed additions, the framing on the west and south fronts faced with brick in the 18th century. The south west front has a 15th century gatehouse.
More information : (TR 12485704) Tonford Manor and remains of [NAT] Manor House [NR] Moat [NR]. (1)

Thanington: Tuniford - the ancient mansion which stood here was well defended by a moat of which some portion still remains, together with a gateway arch, and other masonry incorporated with the present house. (2)

Tonford Manor, remains of a 15th century moated and fortified manor house, incoprporated in a Georgian farm house. Moat surveyed at 1/2500 scale. (3)

Tonford Manor. The remains of a fortified C15 house which had 4 round towers built by Sir Thomas Browne Controller and treasurer to King Henry VI. The licence to crenellate was granted in 1449. This now has later timber-framed and C18 additions. The south-west side has a C15 gatehouse built of flint with a stone arch. (4)

`Tonford Manor' is listed in the county checklist of moated sites in Kent-December 1979. (5)

General Listing. (6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source : The Victoria history of the county of Kent, volume one
Source details : VCH Kent 1 1908 428 (IC Gould)
Page(s) : 428
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 09.02.65
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) City of Canterbury Dist of Bridge-Blean 1980 210-11
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Source Number : 5
Source : Moated Sites Research Group report
Source details : Moated Sites Res Grp 6 1979 48 (CJ Bond)
Page(s) : 48
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Source Number : 6
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : Arch Cant 93 1977 222 (T Tatton Brown)
Page(s) : 222
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Vol(s) : 93

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Licence 1449
Monument End Date : 1449
Monument Start Date : 1449
Monument Type : Fortified Manor House, Gatehouse, Moat
Evidence : Extant Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : After 1449
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Monument Start Date : 1449
Monument Type : Manor House, Timber Framed House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 171476
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 15 NW 37
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