Old Palace, Canterbury
Built within the grounds of the Cathedral in the early 10th century, the Old Palace was the residence of the Archbishop when he visited Canterbury. The building was therefore also referred to as the Archbishop's Palace. In 1647 during the English Civil War it was taken over by Parliament along with its estates.
The Old Palace stayed empty until the 19th century and in 1896 it was restored by W D Caroe. Archbishop Frederick Temple was the first to live since 1647.
Layout and statusEdit
A curved building with two to three floors, the Old Palace is at the western end of what was once a monastery's refectory.
The building became a Grade I listed building on 3 May 1967.
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