This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1120910



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Medway

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 173213

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


STROOD KNIGHT ROAD TQ 76 NW 2/278 Temple Manor 24.10.50 I

Hall of the Knights' Templars, later a farmhouse and now an Ancient Monument in the custodianship of English Heritage. Storeyed hall of the Templars; early C13. On the suppression of the Order it passed (technically) to the Knight Hospitallers, thence to the Countess of Pembroke who granted it in 1342 to her nunnery at Denny: building from the monastic period now survives underground as archaeological remains to the N. After the Reformation it passed (ultimately) to the Blake family who added 2 storeyed brick ends to the older hall in the second and third quarters of the C17. The hall is ragstone and flint rubble; western and eastern extensions in brick; Kent-tile roofs, that to the hall and western extension continuous. The early C13 building is a 1st floor hall plan. The 1st floor hall was originally divided into a high-status room to the W adorned with wall arcade to either side, and a more simply treated room to the E. Single lancets light the side wall, triple lancets the W (and probably, originally, the E). The stack is a C17 insertion. The undercroft is also of high quality, with 3 bays of quadrapartite ribbed vaults with squared chalk infill. It is lit by smaller side lancets. Access to the upper floor was by means of an external stair (reconstructed c.1950) through a doorway of one order with an inner roll moulding and 2 subsidiary fillets. Western extension, 3 storeys, lit mainly by principal windows on the W (6 lights to ground and 1st floor, 3 lights to attic), and served by a stair and entrance turret to the N. Eastern extension has different moulding details to the W end, with gazebo-like upper window and original wooden modillion cornices. Roof throughout C17 and later. Note: This building was restored by the Ministry of Works in the early 1950s. A full and authoritative description (from which the above summary is derived) is S Rigold, Temple Manor CHMSO, 1962).

Listing NGR: TQ7320768450

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Rigold, S, Temple Manor, (1962)

National Grid Reference: TQ 73313 68535


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1120910 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-Aug-2018 at 04:52:59.

End of official listing