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“nicely done up for xmas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Margate Tudor House

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
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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.
Margate, United Kingdom
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“nicely done up for xmas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

I only live round the corner.Had an American friend visit today,after parking we saw it open.The friendly staff are doing a great exhibition,visit if you get a chance.
PS - Don't tell the gorgeous sharon i fancy her!

Visited December 2011
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“Nice old building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

My sister make arrangements for us to visit this old place.beautiful good condition,worth a visit.

Visited October 2011
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“Don't miss the oldest house in Margate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

So glad I unexpectedly found this building open on the way to the Shell Grotto, it's a fascinating place and a wonderful example of an English Tudor home, there was more to see than I thought from the outside (several rooms on view including those upstairs) and the two ladies behind the desk were very informative and friendly. It only takes a few minutes to view but is free entry so definitely worth seeking out.

Visited April 2011
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