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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1068889



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Dover

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hougham Without

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 178595

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TR 24 SE HOUGHAM ABBEY ROAD (south side) 4/66 St. Radegund's 27.8.52 Abbey Farmhouse and Outhouse GV II* Monastic refectory, now house. Early C13, converted to house c.1590 for Simon Edolph, and altered C18.Restored 1981. pressed stone, flint and rubble, with some red brick details, and plain tiled roof. Two storeys on undercroft, with hipped roof, and brick stacks to rear centre and rear left. Projecting hipped 2 storey porch to right. Patterned stonework throughout (of c.1590) with triangular panels, lozenge-shaped ashlar set in flint panels, and alternating stone and flint blocks. Two cross windows on first floor, and wooden 4 light mullioned and transomed window to left, and stone 3 light to centre right on ground floor, both insertions into earlier openings with label hoods over. Blocked brick basement opening to left, and 2 wooden casements to centre and to right. Porch at end right, with leaded wooden casements on first floor, and moulded round headed arch with imposts and keystone, and spandrels with shields, and pilaster and cornice surround; at head of flights of 8 steps, with multi-panelled and moulded original door, in keyed and impost inner doorway. Right-return: tile hung. Rear elevation with greater evidence of medieval openings, including chamfered doorway, and 3 massive buttresses. Refectory pulpit remains embedded at first floor level; to rear right (south-east of house) a single storeyed wing, with corrugated iron roof, of flint on dressed stone, with boarded door and wooden casement to east front, being the remains of monastic "common house". Interior: screens passage, C13 4 bay vaulted undercroft. The Abbey was founded 1191 for Premonstratensian Canons, colonised directly from Premontre; major building took place only in the early C13, however, the foundation declining by about 1450, dissolved 1538, and purchased by Simon Edolph 1590. (See Sir William St. John Hope, Arch. Cant. 14,1882; see also B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 439-440; see also I.W. Green, Kent Life, June 1970).

Listing NGR: TR2764342124

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 439-440
'Archaeologia Cantiana' in Archaeologia Cantiana, (1882)
'Kent Life' in June, (1970)

National Grid Reference: TR 27538 41955


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