Remains of Archbishops Palace, Market Place, Charing - Ashford

Remains of palace built in C13 and C14. Farm complex converted from remains includes barn (east range of palace courtyard) and outhouse (west range). The outhouse requires substantial maintenance repairs. Grant aided emergency works to north end of the barn have been carried out. An options appraisal for the whole site has been carried out by Ashford Borough Council with funding from Historic England.

Remains of Archbishops Palace, Market Place, Charing - Ashford
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The archbishop's palace
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1011028
  • Local Planning Authority: Ashford
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building


  • Building Name: Remains of Archbishops Palace
  • Street Name: Market Place
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Ashford
  • Parish: Charing
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ashford
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade I; 1 grade II, 2 LBs, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1011028 and 1185861; 1186008; 1362627