Charing Palace was one of the string of archepiscopal palaces on the route between London and Canterbury. The Trust was formed as a charity in June 2017 with a view to restoring, reviving and revitalising Charing Palace for the benefit of the community. Despite a favourable Viability Study and Project Scoping exercise in 2018 funded by the Architectural Heritage Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund the project stalled. Unfortunately, by October 2019 it was becoming increasingly unlikely that they would be able to achieve their objectives and, as a consequence, in May 2021 the trustees decided to wind up the project and applied to remove the trust from the charity register.
The Trustees have very generously transferred their remaining assets to the Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust for which we are most grateful. We would like to thank the trustees – Keith Adams, Joan Munro, Stephen Jones, Carol Wadsworth-Jones, Tylden Reed and David Mortlock – for thinking of Otford Palace.