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Archbishop’s Palace, Charing

Charing is a small village roughly half way between Maidstone and Canterbury just north of the M20. It was a manor belonging to Canterbury and the Archbishops had a palace there for accommodation in their travels around the See.

After the Dissolution the buildings became a farm, and the great hall was used as a barn. It has a double ridged or M shaped roof, with both arched and straight braces from the aisle posts to the arcade plates. Some eighteenth or nineteenth century farm machinery is still in place.  

The owner wants the palace to be taken over by a Trust to run it for the benefit of the community.You can keep up with developments through the website.