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The Ruins of the Archbishop's Palace at Otford

The Ruins of the Archbishop's Palace at Otford

Artist: Williams, JM

Medium: Watercolour

Shelfmark: Additional MS 31331

Item number: f.119

Length: 20.5

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

The site of this palace is mentioned in the Domesday Book as land held by the Archbishop of Canterbury. It was redeveloped as a palace in 1348, one of a string of medieval bishop's palaces built in south-east England the 14th century. It fell into decline after the Dissolution of 1536, but the west tower survives and the remaining outbuildings are employed as the Kent Registry Office.

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