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Paramour Grange Beautiful - Tudor painted room

Written by previous Chestertons historian, Melanie Backe-Hansen

Paramour Grange in Kent: The house features an array of beautiful historic detailing, most significantly a Tudor painted room from 1603.

Paramour Grange painted room

Paramour Grange painted room

The house is believed to date back to the 15th century and was altered dramatically in the late 16th century. Today, the Grade II* listed house retains many original features including a Tudor staircase and inglenook fireplaces, as well as the original timbers from the medieval hall.

The reasons for the painted room are uncertain, but it is strongly believed to be linked with the accession to the throne of James I in 1603.

Painted detail

Painted room showing the date 1603

At the time of the Civil War the painted room was covered over and for the next 250 years remained hidden, only being uncovererd in 1915. During that time Paramour Grange was home to a number of farming families in this quiet corner of Kent.

For the full history of Paramour Grange – The History of Paramour Grange 

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