Chi Rho fragment

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…

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Denarius

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,…

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Denarius

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…

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Framed print

Framed introduction to the Palace (‘Proceeds to Blinded airmen, soldiers and sailors of Two World Wars’)

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Coin

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)…

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Door

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

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Ladd’s Field models

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…

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Eynsford Castle model

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.…

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Percy Pilcher and the Hawk

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.…

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