Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

TONFORD MANOR


TONFORD MANOR
Photo Charles Taylor

A manor house fortified in the 15th century after Sir Thomas Browne, the Comptroller and Treasurer to King Henry VI, was granted a licence to crenellate in 1448. There are 4 towers on the western side and between the 2 northerly towers a timber-framed house has since been built, later refaced with red brick in the 18th century. It is likely that the missing three other curtain walls also had a similar design with towers to produce a square form. On the south-west side the 15th century gatehouse built of flint with a stone arch still stands.

Private.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the A28, 2 miles south of Canterbury
Harbledown, Canterbury CT2 9BH

 



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