Northfleet manor of Archbishop of Canterbury

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameNorthfleet manor of Archbishop of Canterbury
Alternative Names
Historic CountryKent
Modern AuthorityKent
1974 AuthorityKent
Civil ParishGravesham

Thompson records this as a residential manor house of the Archbishops of Canterbury.

The manor of Northfleet was held by the see of Canterbury from AD 798 until 1538 when it and the advowson of the vicarage was conveyed to Henry VIII in exchange for other properties. The manor house, home farm and tithe barn occupied a site immediately to the north-west of the church and market place. The many letters and documents written, dated and sent from the manor house during the medieval period show that it was used as an occasional residence by the archbishops when on their travels. (Kent Historic Towns Survey)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ623741
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 320-25
  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 171
  • Hasted, Edward, 1797 (2edn), The history and topographical survey of the county of Kent Vol. 3 p. 302- online transcription


  • Kent County Council, December 2004, Kent Historic Towns Survey (Kent County Council and English Heritage) view online copy