This fragment of a Chi- Rho symbol, the first two Greek letters of Christos was found during excavations on the earliest part of the Archbishop's Palace. It suggests that Otford was one of the earliest sites of Christian worship in the Roman province…
Collection of pottery fragments
Patchgrove funery pot. Believed to have contained cremated bones but now empty. CF-B1-7
Large patchgrove urn - base and body. No site or grave identification. 2047gm
Two denarius of the Roman Republic
Probably facsimiles because it is extremely unlikely that two copies of two coins (See T-240421-01) were found together.
Found by Peter Brown who then gave them to Mr Booker (presumed owner or co-owner of Frog Farm,…
Two denarius Emperor TITUS (reigned 79 – 81 AD)
Probably facsimiles because it is extremely unlikely that two copies of two coins (See T-240421-02) were found together.
Found by Peter Brown who then gave them to Mr Booker (presumed owner or co-owner…
Concretion (iron pyrites) from the Chalk Pit, Otford
Framed introduction to the Palace (‘Proceeds to Blinded airmen, soldiers and sailors of Two World Wars’)
Framed pen and ink drawing of St Bartholomew's Church and the Green, Otford, by Vincent New. Dated 22nd May 1942
Framed pen and ink drawing of The Gatehouse and Palace Tower by Vincent New. Dated May 1942
Silver laminated copper coin. This is a forgery of a silver Rixdaalder ('Rix dollar').
A silver/copper coin (42x44mm) dated 1671, found in a garden in Pilgrims Way East, Otford in November 2000. This is a false (ie, a contemporary forgery for circulation)…
Tudor door, linen fold oak from The Bull public house.
The lack of decoration on the reverse suggests that only the servants saw it. It has bene re-hung many times and the top has been cut down.
The lock is much later - possible 20th C
Medieval cooking pot found in 3 Castle Cottages
Door hinge from Otford Palace
Timber wall plate with scarf joint (c 1700AD). Donated by Ramon Higgs
Halfpenny trade bronze token ascribed to WILL PHILLIPS, MERCER of Otford 1668
Three scale models of the development of Ladd's Field (Otford) from brick field to rubbish dump and then to the Vestry industrial estate.
The Vestry Estate that we know today owes its existence to the geology of the land beneath it.
In the late 1820s…
Scale model of a working oast house and stowage barn with figures c1910
Scale model of the Temple building and 'deep room' as it might have been C170AD
Scale model of interior of Lullingstone Villa with figures as it might have been c360AD
Scale model of Eynsford Castle with figures as it may have appeared in 1170.
It was home to the archbishop’s knight, William de Eynsford. His great grandfather, Ralf, son of Uspeck, had first built a moated enclosure on this spot eighty years previously.…
Framed watercolour by Frank Steeden. Signed and dated 2008
Otford Church and bench. Framed watercolour. By Frank Steeden. Signed and dated 199?
Otford Church and the Chantry by Frank Steeden. Signed dated 2005
A model of Percy Pilcher and his Hawk hang glider 1899
The 30th September 1899 was a damp day. At his wealthy friend’s home in Stanford Park, Percy Pilcher was persuaded to make a final demonstration flight of the Hawk to a gathering of financiers.…