This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
AYLESFORD CP BULL LANE TQ 7258 & TQ 7259 (east side) 12/22 & 11/22 Gatehouse and walls to the north and east of - The Friars
Gatehouse. C15 with late C16 alterations. Random rubble stone with parapet to plain tiled roof. North side: Projecting breast off-centre to left, corbelled out from 1st floor. 2 storeys; irregular 3-window 1st floor and 1 window ground floor, lattice casement windows, those on 1st floor in chamfered mullioned and transomed surrounds. Tall, wide entrance arch to right; moulded 4-centred arch in square surround with relieving arch over. Cross-shaped loops to right and left of arch, much weathered statue of Virgin, with Child over. Octagonal stair-tower visible over parapet to left at rear. Pair of random stone walls leading to north, either side of entrance road. Part brick-coped to right, all between 8 and 12 feet high, and approximately 110 yards long. Random stone brick coped wall to east of gatehouse, 70 yards long and 10 feet high. Pair of brick piers towards left end, flanking entrance now partially blocked by C20 entrance insertion.
Listing NGR: TQ7242759011
© Mr John Vigar. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Vigar, John
Rights Holder: Vigar, John
Brick, Rubble, Stone, Tile, Medieval Gatehouse, Tudor Unassigned, Building, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier