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Statutory Address:

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Gravesham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 66510 68734


TQ 66 NE COBHAM THE STREET 5/30 (north side)

27.8.52 Owletts


Built in 1683/4 by Bonham Hayes. Red brick, moulded brick string course. Panelled parapet added C18. Steeply pitched hipped tiled roof. Narrow end bays project to form closets. Slight central projection. Seven sash windows and 3 dormers. Modern porch with re-set panelled door. Engaged Doric columns, pediment and semi-circular fanlight. Two steps with wrought iron handrails. Two massive panelled chimney stacks dated 1683. Lead downpipes with heads inscribed G.G.1754. Three sash windows and 2 dormers to east and west facades. Large modern single-storey bay to east. Central projection to north facade marking staircase with 2 tall "croise" windows with leaded lights and 3 ox eye windows above. Two projections added by Sir Herbert Baker in 1925 and C19 wing added at north-west corner. Internally fine staircase and plaster ceiling, bolection mouldings to fireplaces and panelling dated from 1684. In 1894 the house passed to the Edmeades family of Nurstead then by marriage to the Baker family until in 1938 Sir Herbert Baker who lived there gave it to the National Trust.

Listing NGR: TQ6651068734


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/09499/24
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