Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1116485

Date first listed: 01-Aug-1952



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

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)

Parish: Wateringbury

National Grid Reference: TQ 68430 53710


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2/84 Wateringbury Place 1.8.52

- II*

Large sober Baroque house of the Buckingham House - type built circa 1707 for Sir Thomas Style. Red brick with red dressings on stone plinth, slate roofs hidden by parapet. 3 storeys. 7 bay east front, originally entrance now garden facade with 3 bay central projection. 6 bay west front with cen- tral projection, now entrance front. 5 bay south return front. Rendered plat band and rendered band below parapet. Attic above moulded cornice, para- pet above with sunk panels. Glazing bar sash windows throughout. East front: Ionic pilaster quoins with volute brackets in frieze of entablature, grouped in threes. Render in sunk panels below 1st floor windows. Central ground- floor doorway. Panelled and glazed door with over light in surround of panelled pilasters with volute brackets to flat modillioned hood. South front Recessed panels between windows on 1st and 2nd floors, also below each window on 1st floor. Rendered niche either side of central ground-floor window. West front: 1st floor windows in recess arched, with keystones and panels over. Single storey modern 2 window porch in recess with shallow arched windows. Service wing: C.1870. 2 storeys. 3 bays to east, red brick with stone dressings and quoins. Plat bands between ground and 1st floors. Bracketed eaves cornice to slate hipped roof. Doorway inset to right of block with bracketed flat hood. 4-bay, 2 storey wing to right with town and pro- jecting balustraded 7-storey wing in front. The latter with pediment-gabled east end and Venetian window below. Clock tower with cornice pyramidal roof and fish-scale tiling. Finial with weather-vane. Clock by Henessy of Swansea c.1870; bell dates from c.1782. This wing 7 bays and 2 storeys to west, with 2 bay near centre projection. Interior: Little remains of original decoration scheme. Entrance Hall: Black and white marble panelling, c.1870(?). 2-flight open-well stair mounting clockwise at west end of hall. 3 salamonic balusters per tread. Large Drawing Room: C18 moulded cornice, probably of similar date to mid C18 chimney piece. Old floral wallpaper, perhaps c.1800. Small drawing room: Cornice and fireplace matching. Large drawing room. Dining Room: Screen colonnade of composite marble columns, c.1870(?). C19 volute- bracketed cornice and 2-storey caryatid fireplace. Upstair's saloon: C.1800 wallpaper showing antique scenes. Late C18 chimney-piece. Small lounge: Late C18 chimney piece. Library: Modillion cornice and mid C18 chimney-piece. See Igglesden, Vol XXII; Invicta, Vol I, pp 262-268; Hasted, Vol V, pp 106- 18.

Listing NGR: TQ6833653743


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Legacy System number: 178903

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Books and journals
Hasted, E, History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, (1801), 106-118
Igglesden, C, Saunter through Kent with pen and pencil, (1947)

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