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Offline Paul

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Re: Otford Palace
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010, 14:03:57 »
Nice pics :)

Looks like in its day it was as big or bigger than Lambeth Palace.



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Re: Otford Palace
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010, 12:41:26 »
It was a pretty big complex in it's heyday, only a small fraction remains today....but still well worth a look :)

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Re: Otford Palace
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 10:08:54 »
It is a shame it is still ruins!  What a lovely find  :)

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Re: Otford Palace
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 00:22:59 »
Thanks Glen :)
My family are from the Sevenoaks area and i remember visiting the Palace when i was younger.

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Re: Otford Palace
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 00:08:57 »
Nice pics Merc. I'm hoping to go and have a look at the palace myself one day. I've been walking the Darenth Valley Park in sections. So far I've covered Horton Kirby via Farningham and Eynsford to Lullingstone. Will do Horton Kirby to Dartford and Lullingstone down to Sevenoaks one day when I get around to it.

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Otford Palace
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 14:42:18 »
Otford Palace was originally built as one of the Palace's for the Archbishop's of Canterbury. It is possible the Palace was the inspiration for Cardinal Walsey's Palace at Hampton Court. Henry VIII aquired both palace's and enlarged them. When Henry died, Otford Palace fell into ruin. The surviving remains are the North-West Tower, the lower gallery, now converted into cottages and part of the Gatehouse. There are further remains on private land, and a section of the boundary wall can be seen in Bubblestone Road.








 

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