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Medieval wall of Black Prince's Chantry

A Scheduled Monument in Westgate, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2822 / 51°16'56"N

Longitude: 1.0809 / 1°4'51"E

OS Eastings: 614948.5165

OS Northings: 158185.0091

OS Grid: TR149581

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.J33

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.P18C

Entry Name: Medieval wall of Black Prince's Chantry

Scheduled Date: 15 February 1979

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004197

English Heritage Legacy ID: KE 337

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent


Medieval wall of the Black Prince’s Chantry, 37m NNE of St Alphege Church Hall.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 8 September 2014. The record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a medieval wall surviving as upstanding and below-ground remains. It is situated on level ground between Mill Lane and Abbots Place, near the River Great Stour in Canterbury.

The wall which is approximately 70m long and 2m high, is built of flint on chalk but has later patching, some of brick. It was built in the 14th century and repaired between the 17th century and 20th century. The wall defines part of the area of Canterbury originally known as ‘Black Prince’s Chantry’.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Despite later repair work, the medieval wall of the Black Prince’s Chantry survives comparatively well. It provides valuable evidence of medieval masonry and construction techniques. The site will contain archaeological information relating to its construction and history.

Source: Historic England


Kent HER TR 15 NW 269. NMR TR 15 NW 269. PastScape 464933.,

Source: Historic England

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