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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CONQUEST HOUSE

List entry Number: 1241437

Location

CONQUEST HOUSE, 17, PALACE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
KentCanterburyDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Dec-1949

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 440503

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

1. 944 PALACE STREET (West Side)

No 17 (Conquest House) TR 1458 SE 2/47 3.12.49.

II* GV

2. Outwardly a C16 timber-framed house restored, but the house dates from the early years of the Norman Conquest. 3 storeys timber-framed with plaster infill. Curved braces, Slated roofs. 3 restored mullioned and transomed windows, 1 of them a bay through 2 storeys supported on carved brackets. The ground floor has 2 recessed 3 light mullions and a continuous mullionedmd transomed bay of 8 lights. Right side doorcase has fine moulded spandrels. The interior has a C17 fireplace with plastered mantelpiece and panelling. Norman undercroft and fine Cll galleried hall. In 1170 the 4 knights De Tracy, De Moreville, Fitzurse and Le Breton divested themselves of their arms here before seeking an interview with Becket in his palace, and then rearmed themselves for the murder,

Church of St Alphege and Nos 10 to 28 (cobsec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TR1499058064

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National Grid Reference: TR 14992 58064

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