Medieval wall of Black Prince's Chantry


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Scheduled Monument
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Canterbury (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TR 14949 58185


Medieval wall of the Black Prince’s Chantry, 37m NNE of St Alphege Church Hall.

Reasons for Designation

Despite later repair work, the medieval wall of the Black Prince’s Chantry survives comparatively well. It provides valuable evidence of medieval masonry and construction techniques. The site will contain archaeological information relating to its construction and history.


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This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 8 September 2014. The record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a medieval wall surviving as upstanding and below-ground remains. It is situated on level ground between Mill Lane and Abbots Place, near the River Great Stour in Canterbury.

The wall which is approximately 70m long and 2m high, is built of flint on chalk but has later patching, some of brick. It was built in the 14th century and repaired between the 17th century and 20th century. The wall defines part of the area of Canterbury originally known as ‘Black Prince’s Chantry’.


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
KE 337
Legacy System:


Kent HER TR 15 NW 269. NMR TR 15 NW 269. PastScape 464933.,


This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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