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Open Day, Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days


Heritage Open Days


16 Pound Lane,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep The Bastion Tower


This detached tower was originally one of the defensive bastions built into the city wall which, on the northern side, was rebuilt by Archbishop Sudbury between 1380-90. The wall itself was demolished by the City Council in the 1820s, but three towers were spared and converted into houses. The distinctive curved outer wall of the tower is the original 1380 work, and some of the earliest gun-loops (openings for shooting through) in the country, but the street frontage was rebuilt in flint in the Gothick style as part of the 1820s conversion. Inside the detailing is typical early 19th century Canterbury Regency, but with curious adaptations to cope with the building's curved D-shaped plan; it was last occupied as a dwelling in 1970s, and now is the offices of Anthony Swaine Architects Ltd., specialists in heritage architectural work.

Organised by: Canterbury Society/Anthony Swaine Architects Ltd.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Directions: Two car parks very near.


Booking Details:
Pre-booking: Required
Appointments half hourly
Booking Contact: Chenice Sparkes
Call: 01227 462680
Write to: 16 Pound Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2BZ
Booking opens: 1 September 2017 11am
Booking closes: 6 September 2017 2pm

Additional information:
Max 10 people per tour/session

Also see



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Map reference: TR 147582  Lat: 51.28254 Long: 1.07808

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station

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