HIGHLAND COURT HOSPITAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1085542
Date first listed:
14-Mar-1980
Statutory Address:
HIGHLAND COURT HOSPITAL, ROMAN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
HIGHLAND COURT HOSPITAL, ROMAN ROAD

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

County:
Kent
District:
Canterbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne
National Grid Reference:
TR 19342 53763

Details

1. 5273 PATRIXBOURNE ROMAN ROAD (north-east side)

Highland Court Hospital TR 1953 22/470

II* GV

2. Originally called Higham Court. C18 core with L-shaped building around it in Edwardian Palladian style. Main front of 2 storeys in ashlar with slate roof. In the centre is a portico of 4 fluted Corinthian columns on tall bases standing on a flight of 7 steps and rising through both storeys to support a pediment with ornamental scroll work in its tympanum. The first floor windows in the portico are deeply recessed behind a balcony. The portion on each side of the portico is flanked by rusticated pilasters. The end window bays are flanked by additional rusticated pilasters set between fluted Corinthian half columns. The other window bays are flanked by similar half columns. Between the bases of the half columns are panels of imitation balustrading. Modillion cornice and balustraded parapet over with solid portions at the ends surmounted by small pediments. Casement windows on first floor in moulded surrounds. French windows on ground floor in similar surrounds with architraves over and pediments over those in the end window bay and those behind the portico. Hung sashes with glazing bars. The garden front is the C18 building, faced with cement. Two storeys, attic and basement. Mansarded slate roof with 5 dormers, cornice and parapet. Seven windows and 2 window spaces, moulded surrounds, with architraves over those on first floor. A full-height bay. Early C20 loggia of 7 Doric columns standing on 4 round-headed rusticated arches with steps down to the garden in the centre, and a cornice and solid parapet over. To the south-east a service wing of 3 windows. The north-west and south-east fronts have 3 windows each and are flanked by rusticated pilasters. Curved bay of 3 windows on ground floor with balustraded parapet over. On the north-west front a loggia of 8 twin Corinthian columns, with a curved bay of 3 windows behind it, leading to a ground floor projection which has one window flanked by twin pilasters on 3 elevations, curved walls between these windows and a solid balustraded parapet over.

Listing NGR: TR1934253763

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
171361
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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