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Boughton under Blean archbishops manor

In the civil parish of Boughton Under Blean.
In the historic county of Kent.
Modern Authority of Kent.
1974 county of Kent.
Medieval County of Kent.

OS Map Grid Reference: TR04745857
Latitude 51.28947° Longitude 0.93499°

Boughton under Blean archbishops manor has been described as a Palace although is doubtful that it was such.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


Residential manor of the archbishop of Canterbury. (Thompson)

THE MANOR OF BOUGHTON was part of the antient possessions of the see of Canterbury; accordingly in the record of Domesday it is thus described, under the general title of the archbishop's lands: In Boltun hundred. The archbishop himself holds Boltune. It was taxed at five sulings and an half. The arable land is. In demesne there are two carucates, and thirty-one villeins, with thirty one borderers having fifteen carucates. There are four acres of meadow, and a fishery of ten-pence value, a salt-pit of sixteen-pence, wood for the pannage of forty-five hogs. In the whole value, in the time of king Edward the Confessor, and afterwards, it was worth fifteen pounds and sixteen shillings and three pence and one halfpenny. Now it is worth thirty pounds and sixteen shillings and three pence and one halfpenny. The archbishop continues at this time lord of this manor and hundred, the court leet of which he retains in his own possession, BUT the scite and demesnes of it have been for a great length of time demised for a term of years. (Hasted)

Manor House. C15 refronted and extended C18. Timber framed and clad with painted brick with plain tiled roof. Hall range with rear wing and malthouse and offices extension. Two storeys and hipped roof with gablets and stack to centre right. Three wooden casements on first floor, 3 on ground floor with canted bay to right. One storey extension to left with projecting hipped malthouse. Interior: heavy frame visible; evidence of jettying to front and rear; brattished dais beam and service doors. Rear wing with 2 tier ogee bracing of large scantling. Formerly the chief manor of Boughton. (Listed Building Report)

Does not seem to much used. Site not clearly identifiable but probably Boughton Court, near church, represents the site of the manor.
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