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Author Topic: Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham  (Read 5768 times)

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john1971

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Re: Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 20:15:27 »
I finally got up there today with the kids. It would be nice if the information sign had a bit more history on it, so will have to start looking stuff up to answer all the questions the kids had.

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Re: Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 21:55:02 »
Don't worry, I know how muddy it is, I regularly walk my dog up there near the Orchard Car Park.....

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Re: Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 21:33:32 »
It is at the eastern edge of the park, farthest away from the fishing lake.

http://www.medway.gov.uk/pdf/a.capstone_cp1.pdf

Just a warning, some of the paths are still muddy.

john1971

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Re: Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 20:19:05 »
Forgive my ignorance, but where are the ruins at Capstone?

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Re: Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 18:50:34 »
Thank you, I will do that. :)

Sirenetta

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Re: Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 16:50:01 »
Liney,

If you do a search of City Ark, you'll find nearly 400 references to the history of the manor including this place - enough to satisfy anyone's curiosity!

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Ruins of Upper Shawstead Farm, Chatham
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 18:38:55 »
Hi

I actually got round to walking out to see these ruins in Capstone Park today.  I'd like to know a bit more about them, if anyone has any information and would love to see a picture.

Does anyone know if the actual farm house was where the remains are? The board only mentions the remains of a barn and animal stables.

Can anyone tell me when it stopped being used.

Thanks in advance.

 

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