Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House
There are uncertain remains
|Alternative Names||Orkesden; Arkesden; Austin Lodge; Aston Lodge; Ashton Lodge
Reginaldus de Cobham was granted a licence to crenellate his 'mansum' at Orkesdene, Kent in 1341.
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||TQ542628
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