- First constructed circa 1350 and early 18ᵗʰ Century
- Acquired by the Spitalfields Trust 2014
- Listed Grade I and Scheduled Monument Consent
- Charing Conservation Area
In June 2014, the Spitalfields Trust completed its purchase of a section of the medieval manor house buildings of the Archbishops of Canterbury at Charing in Kent , a site owned by the See of Canterbury since the 8th century – 2 Palace Cottages with adjacent gateway. These buildings form part of the southern side of a large palace complex that surround a quadrangle. To the north of this quadrangle are the former private apartments and solar of the archbishop which have been a farmhouse since the 16th century and to the east is the 14th century great hall, which likewise has been a barn since the 17th century. The Trust has an option to purchase the rest of the site over the next few years and will repair all buildings and ancillary structures on a rolling basis.