Kent Archaeological Review extract

KCC Grants.

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.

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