Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Restoration House (Rochester)

Restoration House is a most interesting house in the Kent cathedral city of Rochester.

It is situated in Crow Lane, off the High Street and opposite the park known as The Vines.

A unique survival of a city mansion dating from the 17th century, it takes its name from Charles II, who stayed here on his Restoration to the throne in 1660.

There are beautiful interiors, including excellent paintwork, and paintings by such artists as Gainsborough and Reynolds, while the walled gardens are interlinked.

Charles Dickens used the house as Miss Havisham`s home in "Great Expectations", naming it Satis House, which is in fact another old house in the city.

Bookmark this page

Bookmark this page with

What is

Places in Rochester...

Events in Rochester...