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Stone Court

In the civil parish of Stone.
In the historic county of Kent.
Modern Authority of Kent.
1974 county of Kent.
Medieval County of Kent.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ57577478
Latitude 51.45015° Longitude 0.26645°

Stone Court has been described as a certain Palace.

There are no visible remains.


The bishops of Rochester frequently rested here on their journeys to and from London. Bishop Gilbert de Glanvill, who came to the see in 1185, rebuilt the house and buildings, which had been burnt down. Bishop Hamo de Heth, when he was here in 1333, gave orders for the building a new wall against the Thames; and in 1337, he repaired the buildings of this manor, at a great expence. (Reg. Roff. p. 11. Ang. Sacr. vol. i. p. 372, 374 In their successors, bishops of Rochester, this manor has continued ever since, being at this time part of the possessions of the right reverend the bishop of this diocese. (Sir John Young was tenant for three lives to the bishop of Rochester in Stone, anno 1660) The manor-house is situated near the church-yard. It has long been inhabited by the farmer of the demesne lands, the only remains of the antient mansion, which seems never to have been dignified with the name of a palace, is the great chimney in the centre of the present building; lord Romney is the present possessor of it. (Hasted)

Stone Court is a late C19 house, now subdivided into two private residences. A stone over a doorway in the E wall bears the date '1654'. (PastScape ref. Field Investigators Comments F1 ASP 10-NOV-64)
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