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Margate Tudor House

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Address: King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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Description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in...
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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Great piece of history

The Tudor house is a beautiful remnant of the past and worth seeing. The few items inside will give you some idea of what life was like back then. Could definitely do with more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were in Margate for 3 days, on none of them was the place open. We looked around the outside which took 5 minutes.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Tudor house is a beautiful remnant of the past and worth seeing. The few items inside will give you some idea of what life was like back then. Could definitely do with more items and furnishings though and a more professional presentation of the information

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I didn't even know this place existed, what an amazing find! Wonderfully restored and maintained. Had an impromptu tour round the building, which was very interesting and informative. The people who we spoke to were so enthusiastic about the place that it made it even more enjoyable. There is a lot of love and hard work gone into this building... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Worth finding this if you are visiting Margate for the weekend. Simple Tudor house. The look at the buildings around, many are Tudor behind regency or Victorian fronts.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

worth seeing as its free or virtually and its next to the old town so very convenient if your in that area

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had heard of the Tudor House but had never visited until the afternoon of the hottest day ever recorded in early July. We were walking down the hill towards the Turner Contemporary when we chanced upon it. It looked typically "Tudor" from outside (!), quite incongruous being as it is in a part of Margate which is not exactly... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The house has been lovingly restored to its former glory! Great place to visit while in the old town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a very down to earth presentation of a terrific Tudor house. There is nothing to distract you from the building - no furniture or equipment, but some very good information on the restoration and history of the building. The gentleman selling tickets was very knowledgeable and helpful. There was a man playing harpsichord music in an upstairs room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Visited on Halloween as part of a ghost tour of Margate. Excellent experience and scary in places, would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was lovely to see how much loving care and attention this house has had to bring it back to it's former glory. Great to see how the Tudors lived. Staff friendly, especially the young lad in the shop. Worth a look.

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