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Chilham Castle

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Location type: Castle
Location address: United Kingdom, Ashford
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Lieven Smits | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Chilham Castle is a manor house and keep in the village of Chilham, between Ashford and Canterbury in the county of Kent, England. The polygonal Norman keep of the Castle, the oldest building in the village, dates from 1174; still inhabited, it was said to have been built for King Henry II. But archaeological excavations carried out in the 1920s suggest that it stands on the foundations of a much older Anglo-Saxon fortification, possibly dating from the fifth century, and there is evidence of earlier Roman habitation in the vicinity.

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