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Bromley Palace (Bishop's Palace) (The Old Palace)

  • Earlier Houses: The medieval palace of bishops of Rochester was demolished in 1776 and replaced by the current classical style house.

    House & Family History: In the 1920s Bromley Palace became a girls' finishing school; in 1933 the house was repurposed as Stockwell Teacher Training College. In the 1960s Kent County Council took over the college; in 1980 the college closed and Bromley Palace became part of Bromley Civic Centre.

  • Architect: Richard Norman Shaw

    Date: Circa 1863
    Designed: Alterations for Coles Child

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Coles Child, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Other

    Ownership Details: Today the Bromley Civic Centre

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Website: http://www.bromley.gov.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No