Upper Ansdore was probably a first floor hall house dating from the late medieval period circa 1380. In rural areas this form of house was favoured for defence purposes. Generally they are not large. The ground floor was probably used as store rooms or as a subsiduary living accommodation. Above the first floor is a hall of two bays originally open to the roof with a single bay solar adjoining which was always ceiled providing an attic.Two hundred years later in the 16th century a chimney was built in what was called the screens passage.
The house stands between two old railways which were used less when the new roud between Petham and Waltham was built in the mid 18th century. These roads are now only public footpaths leading to the church in Waltham and the village itself.
Upper Ansdore Guest House,
Canterbury, CT4 5QB GB
Upper Ansdore Guest House, Canterbury
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