Hall Place & Gardens in Dartford
Hall Place is a Grade I listed country house built in 1537. A rare example of its type, many of the original features remain today. These include the distinctive checkerboard style of masonry crafted from flint and rubble, the beautiful 17th century redbrick courtyard and the spectacular plaster ceiling in the Great Chamber added around the same time.
Visitors to Hall Place and Gardens have the opportunity to explore all of these fascinating parts of the building along with the Tudor Discovery Gallery, a space for families to learn more about one of the most well known parts about English History.
Codename Santa Fe: The Secret Wartime History of Hall Place explores how American soldiers stationed at Hall Place – code name Santa Fe – intercepted encoded messages sent by the Germans. GI veterans’ memories and declassified files reveal the importance of their round-the-clock, top-secret work, which helped defeat, the Nazis.
The Hall Place gardens offer some of the best quality green space in the area. They have won the Civic Trust’s Green Flag award every year since its inception in 1996 and also have coveted Green.
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