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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 77 NE 1117
Type of record:Farmstead
Name:Farmstead at Cooling Castle, Cooling


A regular multiyard farmstead.

Grid Reference:TQ 7540 7594
Map Sheet:TQ77NE

Monument Types

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval to Modern - 1650 AD to 2050 AD)

Full description

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Type: Regular courtyard multi-yard
Farmhouse: Farmhouse detached in central position
Position: Hamlet
Survivial: Altered - partial loss of original form (less than 50%)
Notes: On site of Cooling Castle

This feature is recorded in the English Heritage Historic Area Assessment of Cooling Parish. The report states:
"The village was edged by farmsteads, Cooling Castle to the west and Marshgate to the east. Both built new farmhouses in the 17th century; the former in the mid years."
" The outer ward [of Cooling Castle] contains the former farmhouse of Cooling Castle and its outbuildings. The house was built between 1650 and 1670 for Sir Thomas Whitmore but has had incremental alterations and additions, resulting in a rambling complex. Its rendered front elevation has a late 19th century character, reworked and enhanced in the late 20th century. The L-shaped range of outbuildings, now in separate ownership, include a large timber framed barn (grade II) dating from the 17th century and the 19th century. The buildings are now used as a party and wedding venue to which an accommodation range was added in the early 21st century, built in a contextual vernacular style". (3)

<1> Forum Heritage Services, 2012, Kent Farmsteads & Landscape Project (Unpublished document). SKE18075.

<2> English Heritage, 2009, Historic Farmsteads: A Manual for Mapping (Unpublished document). SKE18076.

<3> historic england, 2014, Hoo Peninsula Outline Historic Area Assessment: Cooling Parish. Research Report 51-2014. (Bibliographic reference). SKE31592.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Unpublished document: Forum Heritage Services. 2012. Kent Farmsteads & Landscape Project.
<2>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2009. Historic Farmsteads: A Manual for Mapping.
<3>Bibliographic reference: historic england. 2014. Hoo Peninsula Outline Historic Area Assessment: Cooling Parish. Research Report 51-2014..