Huguenots and Walloons: Immigrants in South-East England

Netherlandish architectural influence was the subject of a paper presented by Alison Charles from the Kent School of Architecture at a local history study day held at the University of Kent Tonbridge Centre on 23rd June, 2015. The event focused on Huguenot, Flemish and Walloon immigrants in south-east England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and highlighted their contribution to and wider influence on, among other things, the built environment. Alison’s paper discussed her research into stranger accommodation in Kentish towns and provided an overview of Netherlandish-inspired buildings in east Kent. These topics are related to the part-time Architectural History PhD she is undertaking in CREAte, KSA’s Centre for Research in European Architecture.

Broome Park - Alison Charles

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Interpretation of a photograph of Broome Park taken by Julie Anne Workman [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons