Randall Manor in Shorne was once a
large medieval home, bulit for Henry de Cobham where the
family live, for three generations, until 1361.
The house remained until its
stonework was used in the construction of nearby Cobham Hall
in 1584. What was left of this 14th Century manorhouse which
fell into disuse and was completely covered by the woodland
It was in the 1960's that local
archaeologist and teacher, George Dockrell, re-discovered
Randall Manor and since 2006 teams of enthusiasts, led by
Kent County Council archaeologists, have worked to uncover
the site and record their finds. It is a community
archaeological event that, not only has importance in its
own right, but helps to educate and encourage all to get
Newcomers are always welcome whatever
their experience or age may be.