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  BBC - Kent - Discover Kent - Castles - Rochester Castle
In fact, the name 'Rochester' was derived by the Romans from 'Hroffe's Castre', which in turn was derived from the fortified house of a warrior chieftain, Hroffe, who once lived in the area.
Rochester Castle was fortified against the King John and soon became a stronghold and headquarters for the rebels.
In 1870 the castle grounds were leased to the City of Rochester, who turned them into a public park and eventually, in the 20th century, responsibility for this imposing old structure was taken over by English Heritage.
www.bbc.co.uk /kent/do_see/castles/rochester.shtml   (503 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! TRAVEL GUIDE: Rochester - Britannia's Magical History Tour
In 604, Augustine established Rochester as England's second bishopric (Canterbury was the first) and consecrated the cathedral at that time.
William the Conqueror recognized Rochester's importance and ordered that a castle should be built to defend it.
Rochester's most famous resident was Charles Dickens, who lived at Gad's Hill Place for many years prior to his death in 1870.
www.britannia.com /travel/magical/magic15.html   (343 words)

 The Red Seal - Chapter V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kent had already selected the right key from among those on the bunch he had found in Rochester's desk at the office, and slipping it into the key-hole of the outer door, he turned the lock and walked noiselessly inside the dark apartment.
The window in Rochester's room was locked on the inside; in fact, all the apartment windows were securely fastened, he had found on his tour of inspection; the only one not locked was the oval, swinging window high up in the side wall of the bathroom; only a child could squeeze through it, Kent decided.
Kent was determined to protect the honor of his dead friend, and to aid Helen McIntyre in her investigation of his sudden death.
worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/romance/TheRedSeal/chap5.html   (2564 words)

 Rochester- Geography, History
Kent sits on a domed shape uplift of sedimentary rocks- the core of red sand, is covered with Wealden Clay, Lower and Upper Greensand and Chalk.
Rochester Castle was seiged in 1215 and fell.
Rochester gained a grammar school as part of the Reformation settlement, and in 1701 a mathematics school both of which survive to this day.In 1667 the Dutch took ships moored at Rochester- the chain was unmanned.
www.rutter.uklinux.net /_location/rumcc.htm   (1785 words)

 Rochester (Kent) - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rochester is a small cathedral city on the River Medway in the north of the English county of Kent.
Rochester Station is located on the "unfashionable" end of Rochester High Street, to the east of Star Hill.
Trains from Ramsgate and Dover also serve Rochester, although in some cases it may be necessary to change at Chatham.
wikitravel.org /en/Rochester_(Kent)   (291 words)

 Destinations UK - Rochester, Kent, England
Many other festivals are held in Rochester: from May, with the 'Sweeps Festival', July with the Summer Concerts held in the castle grounds, through to the 'Dickensian Christmas' and the lamp light procession through the streets of Rochester.
The City of Rochester in the county of Kent is situated some 20 miles south east of the capital of England, London.
Rochester comes alive with the celebration of Charles Dickens in the first week of June celebrating the works of the great novelist with the 'Dickens Festival.' Many visitors from all over the country and across the globe come to Rochester to see this extraordinary festival.
www.historic-uk.com /DestinationsUK/Rochester.htm   (1047 words)

 Rochester Cathedral, Kent, England
The first mention of a Cathedral in Rochester was when King Ethelbert founded the Cathedral in 604A.D. The Cathedral was consecrated by St. Augustine and was blessed to St. Andrew who was the Patron Saint of Monasteries, where St. Augustine was from.
In 1115, Ernulf was inaugurated as the Bishop of Rochester.
Unfortunately, in the 1800's Rochester had became one of the poorest Dioceses in the country.
www.britainexpress.com /counties/kent/churches/rochester.htm   (397 words)

 Wickenden Genealogy - pafg03.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Mary was baptized on 8 Aug 1813 in Strood, Kent.
Rebecca was baptized on 8 Aug 1813 in Strood, Kent.
She was christened on 30 May 1841 in Saint Margaret, Rochester, Kent, England.
www.rideau-info.com /ken/genealogy/wickenden-tree/pafg03.htm   (375 words)

 KENT RESOURCES: Rochester, Kent, England.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rochester forms part of the Medway Towns being, as it is, situated on the East bank of the River Medway.
The Roman road that passed through Rochester from London to Canterbury was Watling Street which eventually became the old A2.
This means that the only glimpse that many people get of Rochester is the outline of the Castle and the Cathedral spire from the M2 bridge across the Medway.
digiserve.com /peter/rochester1.htm   (137 words)

 Hotels in Rochester Kent accommodation - Rochester hotels accommodation in Kent UK
From Rochester you are well placed to visit the white cliffs of Dover, many medieval towns, historic castles and bustling seaside resorts.
Kent has an excellent road network and the M20 and the M2 gives easy access to London or the ports of Kent, where you can hop over to France or Belgium.
Rochester was the home of Charles Dickens and many town buildings feature in his novels.
www.kayukay.co.uk /rochesterhotels.html   (437 words)

In Iter III, the route from Londinium to Portus Dubris (Dover, Kent), Durobrivis appears 27 miles from London and 25 miles from Durovernum (Canterbury, Kent).
Rochester also appears in Iter IV, the route from Londinium to Portus Lemanis (Lympne, Kent), recorded here with exactly the same details as in Iter III.
Rochester also appears in the seventh century Ravenna Cosmology, this time appearing as Durobrabis (R&C#74), between the entries for Richborough and the unknown station Landini.
www.roman-britain.org /places/durobrivae_cantiacorum.htm   (582 words)

The surviving medieval city walls follow the line of the Roman's defences and the High Road is part of Watling Street, the long Roman road which runs from London to the coast of Kent.
The site of Rochester Castle, overlooking the tidal River Medway, was fortified by the Normans soon after the conquest with earthworks, timber palisades and also they used what remained of the Roman city walls.
The castle is considered to be one of the finest examples of Norman military architechture in England.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~jtq/rochester.html   (584 words)

 The Red Seal - Chapter XIV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kent stared at the checks in dumbfounded silence; then carrying them to the light he examined them with minute care before bringing them back to the bank president.
He had not the faintest idea where Rochester was, but to state that he was missing could not but add to the belief that he had made away with all the money he could lay his hands on.
If their claims were true, and Kent never doubted that they were, they had already lost money through Rochester's extraordinary behavior.
worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/romance/TheRedSeal/chap14.html   (1358 words)

 KENT RESOURCES: Rochester Cathedral, Kent, England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Only seven years after Augustine landed in Kent, Rochester received its first Bishop, Justus, one of the missionaries sent from Rome with Augustine and subsequently ordained by him.
The Church was supposedly in very poor condition when the Normans arrived and it was Lanfranc, the great builder of Canterbury Cathedral, who assigned his close friend Gundulph, a Benedictine monk, to go to Rochester and rebuild the Cathedral and establish the Norman presence here in the form of a monastic priory.
The Cathedral is obviously not visited in the same numbers as Canterbury which is perhaps a shame although the normal residents of Canterbury may sometimes question the benefits of the continutal flow of modern pilgrims.
www.digiserve.com /peter/roch-cath1.htm   (425 words)

 Medway Manor Hotel is a leading bed and breakfast hotel in Rochester, Kent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Medway Manor Hotel is a leading bed and breakfast hotel in Rochester, Kent offering superior accommodation in this historic Kent city hotel which is a listed period property.
Medway Manor Hotel is a period property which lends itself to the stunning historic city in Kent which has many historic attractions, restaurants and pubs.
As a tourist you are sure to find something to do in Rochester and Kent with the stunning views over the Medway river and a wealth of period property to admire.
www.hotelkent.co.uk   (233 words)

 Rochester, Kent companies - UK
All Pulley and Gear Developments Ltd, Rochester, Kent, UK All Pulley And Gear Developments Ltd, established in 1988 as the specialist manufacturer of STD and special Timing Belt Drives: Timing and Vee pulleys, Gears and Sprockets in Aluminium, Stainless, Steel, Brass and Plastics: Suppliers of metric and Imperial Belts.
DNA Design, Rochester, Kent, UK DNA Design is an independent design partnership with a strong background, experience and understanding of the demands for retail, commercial, exhibition and domestic interiors, to create practical creative solutions for a diverse client base.
Kkeil Construction, Rochester, Kent, UK Kkeil Construction is a Company formed in 2003 comprising of experienced tradesmen who have worked with one another for a combined 50 years on projects as diverse as erecting Conservatories to £6million commercial property restoration projects.
www.kellysearch.co.uk /gb-town-77800.html   (1179 words)

 Rochester, Vermont, New England, USA
It is generally thought that the name derives from Rochester in Massachusetts, because many Vermonters had come from that area.
The Massachusetts town was named by Governor Samuel Shute for his friend Laurence Hyde, the first Earl of Rochester, who was a brother-in-law of King James II and a son of the Earl of Clarendon.
During the troubled years after the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, the Earl of Rochester held many positions of trust and was considered to have been a statesman of great eminence.
www.virtualvermont.com /towns/rochester.html   (391 words)

 Learn more about Charles Dickens in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles was born in Portsmouth, England, to John Dickens, a naval pay clerk, and his wife Elizabeth Barrow.
When Charles was five, the family moved to Chatham, Kent.
In the 1980s the historic Eastgate House in Rochester, Kent was converted into a Charles Dickens museum, and an annual Dickens Festival is held in the city.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/ch/charles_dickens.html   (1019 words)

 Rochester, UK
Discover historic Rochester, where you will find a wonderful blend of ancient and modern in the heart of the "garden of England".
A city steeped in history, dominated by a fine Norman Castle and Cathedral, bounded by the maritime traditions and spirit of past British naval dominance on the River Medway.
Rochester has an exciting night life with pubs, bars and a night club on the High Street.
www.city-of-rochester.co.uk   (199 words)

 Rochester Castle, Norman Castles In Kent, Rochester Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rochester Castle, Norman Castles In Kent, Rochester Castle
The castle in Rochester is regarded by some experts to be one of the finest remaining examples of Norman architecture in the country.
The original castle dates from the 1120’s and was built in its commanding position overlooking the river Medway.
www.yourcounty.co.uk /freetime/archive/discover/rochestercastle.html   (192 words)

 BBC - Kent Places - Rochester
Fact 3: The Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, was the first Asian religious leader to sit in the House of Lords.
Rochester has been an important settlement since the Romans landed there in about 43AD and like so many other thriving towns and cities, it built up around a river, in this case the River Medway.
Rochester was originally built by the Normans soon after the Conquest and was rebuilt entirely of stone in about 1088.
www.bbc.co.uk /kent/places/towns/rochester/index.shtml   (333 words)

 Bed and Breakfast, Rochester, Kent
Our house, built in 1851, is situated within two minutes walk of Rochester railway station, with frequent trains to London (50 minutes), Canterbury and the Kent Coast.
Our furnishings reflect the period of Charles Dickens, closely associated with the area, and our main attraction is a genuine antique four poster bed, probably of early Victorian origin.
Rochester has the tallest castle keep in England, from the top of which fine views of the area can be seen.
www.smoothhound.co.uk /hotels/bed.html   (246 words)

 Rochester - Wikitravel
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Rochester (Kent) - a town in Kent, in the south of England
Rochester (Minnesota) - a city in Minnesota, USA
wikitravel.org /en/Rochester   (94 words)

 Rochester, Kent.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Find "Rochester - The Complete Poetry and Plays of John Rochester, Second Earl of Wilmot" and more at Amazon.co.uk.
MMYC is based at Medway Bridge Marina, one mile upstream from Rochester, Kent, and caters for owners of motor yachts of all sizes
Kent basesd company specialising in cartoons, caricatures and illustrations for websites, publishers of books, magazines,newspapers, charities.
www.canterbury-pages.co.uk /Kent/Rochester/more7.html   (354 words)

 Rochester Kent, a tourists holiday and travel guide from TourUK
Rochester, on the river Medway, opposite Chatham, this town and port is very busy, with shops and amenities, yet lots of old buildings, some associated with Charles Dickens.
Reflecting Rochester's strategic river position it was fortified by the Romans, Saxons and Normans, bits of the old walls remain.
Set in the heart of Kent, ideal for Maidstone, Chatham Dockyard, and Leeds Castle, the Bridgewood Manor Hotel has a Gothic flavour reflected in its interior design yet offers all the latest facilities.
www.touruk.co.uk /kent/ken_roch.htm   (334 words)

 The Diocese of Rochester of the Church of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Diocese of Rochester of the Church of England
The Church of England Diocese of Rochester was founded in 604AD and covers the county of Kent west of the River Medway, the Medway Towns, and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.
The Diocese of Rochester, being part of the Church of England and the world-wide Christian Church, seeks, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and to proclaim the Word and Work of God so that humanity is redeemed, community restored and creation renewed.
www.rochester.anglican.org /main.html   (244 words)

 Baggins Book Bazaar Ltd
is set in the historic town of Rochester -- just an arrow-shot from the celebrated Norman Castle and Cathedral.
* We have supported the Rochester and Medway Literature Festival, held in conjunction with the local authority and South East Arts.
Just past [Rochester] Guildhall is the fabulous Baggins Book Bazaar, which claims to be the largest second-hand bookshop in Britain (not an unusual claim, it has to be said, but this is big enough to be close to the truth).
www.bagginsbooks.co.uk   (335 words)

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