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Chilham Castle, Kent: the Norman keep and well head

RIBA Ref No RIBA60121
Architect/DesignerBaker, Sir Herbert (1862-1946)
Brandon, David (1813-1897)
Artist/PhotographerB. & W. Fisk-Moore
CountryUK: England
CityChilham
Subject Date1616
Image Date1920
ViewExterior
StyleJacobean
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference20249/2
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectCountry houses ; Wells
NOTES: This Jacobean house on the site of, and incorporating the ruins of, a Norman castle dates from 1616. Its unique character was given by the hexagonal shaped plan with a central courtyard which echoed the octagonal plan of the keep. Brandon altered the house in 1861-1863 and then in the 1920s Sir Herbert Baker was to restore the house, removing much of Brandon's work.
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