Faversham and Provender

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08.52am
Train departs for Faversham, Kent

10.30am
Coffee

11.00am
A walk exploring the history and architecture of Faversham

The charming market town of Faversham, with its wealth of ancient buildings, has a long and varied history—from an important Roman settlement and summer capital of the Saxon kings of Kent to a leading port for the export of wool and a centre renowned for its beers. Several industries have maintained the town’s prosperity over the centuries, including the making of gunpowder which began in the sixteenth century.

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Private visit to Provender, near Faversham

Provender’s fascinating history dates back to the thirteenth century and has a magnificent solar and crown post roof, created for the chief archer of the Black Prince in 1342. Subsequent additions were made over the centuries by the Huguesson family. The house became the home of Prince Andrew Romanoff, the eldest nephew of Tsar Nicholas II, after the Second World War and his daughter, Princess Olga, has undertaken a much-needed programme of restoration with the architect Ptolemy Dean.

4.52pm
Train departs for London, arriving Victoria at 6.07pm.

Meeting Place
Victoria Railway Station