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The Gatehouse

Hob Uid: 415244
Location :
Kent
Maidstone
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ7596055480
Summary : A 13th-14th century outbuilding to the Archbishop's Palace at Maidstone. It is a two storey building constructed of stone rubble with a tiled roof. Despite its traditional name it is not actually a purpose built gatehouse in the true sense.
More information : TQ 761554. Gate House, Mill Street. Listed under Secular Sites
and Buildings. Scheduled 168. (1)

Although known as 'The Gate House' it is not a gate house properly so-called but an outbuilding of the Archbishop's Palace (located from OS 1:1250 1967 at TQ 75965548, see also TQ 75 NE 35 and 48).
(2)

The Gate House at the Archbishop's Palace.
A small medieval stone building of 2 storeys, 13th c and 14th c.
Built of stone rubble. Tiled roof. 3 trefoil-headed lancets and
some modern windows. Gable with timbering on the east side.
Garderobe projection on the north side. Scheduled as an AM. (3)

TQ 75965548. This well preserved medieval building is used as the
tourist information centre.
Published 1:2500 survey correct. (4)

Additional bibliography. (5-6)

By 2009 the Gatehouse was no longer in use as a Tourist Information Centre. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 2 1978 114
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) Record Form Plan
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Dist of Maidstone Kent Aug 1974 74
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 20.03.86
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Source : West Kent and the Weald
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Source : The Archaeological Journal
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Vol(s) : 126, 1969
Source Number : 7
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : PastScape comments log 20-MAY-2009
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built C13-C14
Monument End Date : 1400
Monument Start Date : 1201
Monument Type : Outbuilding
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE 168
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 173436
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 75 NE 81
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: OS SWEEPS
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1983-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 75 NE 80
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1986-03-20
End Date : 1986-03-20