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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: 1070031



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

County: Kent

District: Dover

District Type: District Authority

Parish: St. Margaret's At Cliffe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Apr-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 178514

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3/75 Oxney Court


House, now ruinous. Early C16, remodelled 1820-27 for John May possibly by Robert Lugar. Red brick in 'Minster Bond,' rendered on main elevations, with chalk block and flint exposed within building. The building is roofless, although the walls stand to full height. Two storeys with battlements, with battlemented tower projecting at end right, and octagonal tower at end left, with circular stair turret, and projecting battlemented porch with side turrets. Irregular fenestration of 6 label-headed mullioned lights on each floor (some missing), with Gothick pointed lights in towers. Segmental hooded arched openings to tower/porch with coat of arms over. Two storey canted bay on left return. Interior: gutted, but with structural remains of C16, cellars, interior walls and main exterior walls. Cast iron spiral stair and some iron fireplaces. The house was originally a small manor house of the de Crioll family, enlarged by John Sedley, auditor to Henry VII. First Gothicised 1764 for the Jeken family, the house was bought and remodelled c.1820-27 by John May, banker and solicitor of Deal. Burnt when occupied by the army in World War One, it has remained ruinous since. About ΒΌ mile north east are the ruins of Oxney church, the only other building of note in the ancient parish of Oxney. (See Hasted, IX, p.409 ff : see also Coast & Country June 1981, p.20 ff; see also Bygone Kent, May 1983, p.296 ff).

Listing NGR: TR3553444945

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hasted, E, History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, (1797), 409
'Bygone Kent' in May, (1983), 296
'Coast and Country' in June, (1981), 20

National Grid Reference: TR 35289 46571


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