Chilham Castle, Kent: the Norman keep and well head

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RIBApix ref no RIBA60121
Architect/DesignerBaker, Sir Herbert (1862-1946)
Brandon, David (1813-1897)
Artist/PhotographerB. & W. Fisk-Moore
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1616
Image Date1920
Library Reference20249/2
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This Jacobean house on the site of, and incorporating the ruins of, a Norman castle dates from 1616. Its unique character was given by the hexagonal shaped plan with a central courtyard which echoed the octagonal plan of the keep. Brandon altered the house in 1861-1863 and then in the 1920s Sir Herbert Baker was to restore the house, removing much of Brandon's work.

Subject tags

country houses, wells