The Heraldic Stone

The heraldic stone over the arch to the courtyard has now been repainted in the correct colours. The coat of arms represents the two marriages of Thomas Toke, those to Joan Goldwell and Cicely Chichele. The left half of the main shield is for Toke (ancient arms); the right half is for Chichele; and the small shield (the escutcheon of pretence) is for Goldwell.

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Further details can be found in the current volume of the Kent Archaeological Society journal Archaeologia Cantiana (Arch. Cant. 137 (2016), pp. 185-208.).