This article appeared in the Spring 1978 (Issue #51) edition of the Kent Archaeological Review.
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A total of £14,750 in grants towards the cost of repairs and maintenance of Kent's Listed Buildings was approved by Kent County Council's Amenities and Countryside Committee on 21st March 1977.
A grant of £2,500 for repairs was agreed for Cobham College Almshouses. This is a Grade I building of the 14th century, originally designed by Henry Yvele, the King's Master Mason.
Another grant of £2,500 was offered towards the restoration of Royal Terrace Pier, Gravesend.
Grants of £1,000 each were agreed for Tonbridge Castle and 11, Lower Stone Street, Maidstone and £500 each for the Hubert Fountain, Ashford and the Timeball Tower, Deal.
Yaldham Manor, Wrotham, received a grant of £250.
Seven Kent churches were offered a total of £6,500 in grants.
A further meeting of the Committee on 20th June, 1977 agreed a grant of £2,000 towards repairs to the Corn Exchange, Rochester, and £1,000 for each of two successive years for repairs to Hadlow Tower. The Corn Exchange and Hadlow Tower are both Grade I buildings.