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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: 1252483



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

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chiddingstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1975

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 357049

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6/234 Chiddingstone Castle

the grade should be amended to read II*

----------------------------------------- 1. 5280 CHIDDINGSTONE CHIDDINGSTONE CORNER Chiddingstone Castle TQ 4945 6/234


2. C17 house, altered and extended in Cl8. Gothicised circa 1800. Further Gothicising took place after 1829, done by Henry Kendal (designs exhibited Royal Academy 1838). Main north front of 3 storeys 5 windows. Coursed freestone with corbelled battlements. Square towers at left; and octagonal towers flanking centre bay. Windows in chamfered reveals under hoodmoulds, some with modern bars and some with wooden tracery. In centre and on ground floor windows stone-mullioned with tracery. Centre traceried double door in many-chamfered arch. Back view shows clear distinction between 2 periods of Gothicising. The earlier part has pointed windows with wood tracery bars; the later square headed windows with stone tracery. Inside several C17 features remain, notably staircase (although with Cl8 balusters inserted) and panelling. Large archaeological and Oriental collections on display. Formerly the home of the Streatfeild family.

Listing NGR: TQ4983145126

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 24 Kent,

National Grid Reference: TQ 49831 45126


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