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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: 1120832



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

County: Kent

District: Ashford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wittersham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Aug-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 180496

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WITTERSHAM THE STREET 1. 5272 (north-west side) No 28 (Wittersham Rouse) TQ 8927 21/456 16.8.62. II

2. The interior dates partly from the early C19, but the exterior of the house was rebuilt by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1907 for the Hon. Alfred Lyttelton, athlete and politician. It is a nearly square building of red brick. Two storeys and attics with a hipped pantiled roof, stringcourse and wide eaves cornice. The entrance front faces north-east. Seven windows and 2 dormers. The centre portion of 3 windows projects with a recessed portico to its ground floor consisting of 2 pairs of pilasters, and a pediment above the eaves containing a Venetian attic window in its tympanum. The south-east front has 9 windows, 3 of them being circular. The entrance to the carriage drive is flanked by red brick gate piers surmounted by stone cornices, and ball caps on pedestals, and set in a low curved wall with 3 lower brick piers standing on the wall on each side, all surmounted by ball caps, and with an iron railing between these lower piers. During the Second World War the house was visited by Sir Winston Churchill, Viscount Montgomery and King George VI.

Listing NGR: TQ8975827090

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National Grid Reference: TQ 89758 27086


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