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Margate Tudor House

King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Margate
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates during the 2006 summer season.Situated in King Street, it was built around 1525 and is typical of many houses of that period. It’s believed that the Tudor House would have been one of the largest buildings in Thanet and would probably have belonged to a wealthy yeoman farmer. At the time of building, it would have stood close to the bank of the stream which ran down Dane Valley and entered the sea where Margate Harbour now is.The oldest deed can be traced back to 1802, when the Tudor House was a farmhouse owned by Francis Cobb. In 1815, the building was converted into three cottages and the lower part of the exterior of the Tudor House was plastered over, while inside the oak panelling was covered with wallpaper and the beams were plastered over.During the Second World War, the roof was damaged and vibration from bombs led to it tilting forwards. In 1951, restoration work started to return the house to its former glory, when the panelling was completely restored and the windows and doorframes were re-situated.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

was disappointed with interior, but still worth the visit. All homes were small then but had hoped for more original interior items, to give a better insight into life in this period.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tudor House is a beautiful building.it has a great history.with some good features inside,big beautiful fire places,ceilings and a quaint staircase, which is hard for some people to climb but they have built a staircase at the back for people that can't manage the small one.the staff are very dedicated and full of information .well worth a vist

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A fascinating building which needs as much support as possible as it clearly needs considerable investment to totally restore and maintain this building. The volunteers are performing a noble task but there is still some way to go. So, please visit and be generous as currently there is no funding apart from what they raise.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

run by volunteers this is a unique place to go- support them- it is very good- great example of architecture

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Hook, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Although the Tourist Information Office supplied the information on the same day, the Tudor House was closed for the Carnival being held later. Sadly I can not say what the interior is like, but the exterior lives up to its name and it was only a short walk from the sea front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a very interesting visit to this Tudor House. It is well worth a visit although we came on it by accident. The lady who looks after the house gave us a very interesting tour (free) and brought it to life. We also gained a bit more knowledge about Margate.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Whilst staying local and trying to find things to do we found this Tudor house close by, unfortunately it wasn't open when we visited so this review is just from the outside. The House has not really been looked after from the outside and looks very run down, reading the reviews I wish it had been open as the outside... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you enjoy architecture you will love the Tudor House and it's amazing history. We stumbled upon by accident one cold winters day, it was a Sunday and they were making clove oranges with the children of which our kids loved. The fire was roaring and I felt I could really feel how life was all of those years ago.... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This tudor house is a fantastic addition to Margate's attractions, my 5 year old loves visiting here. The entrance fee includes a very knowledgeable tour guide that is tailored for all ages. A thumbs up!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed and given a personal tour by a volunteer at the house. It really brought the house, which is a gem, to life. Really worth a visit

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