Kits Coty Megalithic 'dolmen'

Kits Coty Megalithic 'dolmen'

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History of Maidstone

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  1. Map showing local historic sites close to Maidstone
    A map of historical sites in and around Maidstone
  2. Timeline from the Megalithic period to current day for Maidstone
    A Timeline of Maidstone's History, from dinosaurs, through the Roman period, the Peasants Revolt of 1381 and into modern times.
  3. History of Maidstone relationship with the Iguanodon at the Natural History Museum.
    Maidstone's Iguanodon fossil was found at Barming, about a mile from Maidstone's Town Centre. It was 5m tall and 11m long. The find is in the Natural History Museum in London but a cast of these bones can be seen at Maidstone Museum.
  4. Cobtree Manor Park has a long and interesting history.  It used to be a zoo, hence the names like Llama House and Elephant house.  It is also purported to be Dingly Dell made famous by Charles Dickens
    The History of Cobtree Manor Park, including the zoo and its benefactor and its links to Charles Dickens.
  5. Stories from the Streets of Maidstone
    Out of the history books come the stories of Maidstone, the where, the when and the how it all happened. The unique places of historical significance and the time travel into the past.
  6. Archbishops' Palace and All Saints Church on the River Medway, next to the horseway.
    The Parish Church of the county town of Kent was largely built by Archbishop Courtenay (14th century) and is one of the largest and finest Perpendicular churches in England. Of note are the medieval choir stalls and the Washington family memorial.
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  7. The remains of Sutton Valence Castle
    This is an imposing ruined castle with a history dating from c.12th century. The great tower, which is the major remaining part of the structure, was once part of a much larger castle, which probably included an inner and outer bailey...
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  8. Ruins of Thurnham Castle
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  9. Kits Coty
    Thought to be older than Stonehenge, the ruins of two prehistoric burial chambers take their name from a shepherd called Kit, who used the stones for shelter in the 17th century.
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  10. Aylesford Priory
    The Carmelite Friary founded in 1242 was dispossessed at the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and was re-established in 1949. Lovely grounds and picnic areas. Tearooms, shop, pottery.
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  11. Samurai armour at Maidstone Museum
    Maidstone Museum is an exceptional regional museum housed in the gorgeous Chillington Manor, an Elizabethan manor house. Come and discover the hidden gems in the collections, which boast a rich and impressive variety of historical objects, fine art and natural history.
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