Chilham Castle is located in the village of Chilham, 6 miles away
The Chilham Castle was placed on a promontory, defending the
gap in the Downs made by the river Stour with a straight view down to Canterbury.
Chilham Castle was previously used by the monarchy, retained by Henry II and
again in royal control during the reign of Richard I when money was spent on its repair. Sir Thomas
Cheney, however, pulled it down for building materials later in the 16th century.
The octagonal keep was thought to have been built in the third quarter of the
12th century at the same time as the curtain walls. A house was built at the site in the early 17th
century by Sir Dudley Digges and was subject to alterations in the 19th and early 20th
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