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PORCUPINE HOUSE

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.

Name: PORCUPINE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1258603

Location

PORCUPINE HOUSE, HILDENBOROUGH ROAD

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

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Leigh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-2011

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 445293

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

LEIGH

771/19/702 HILDENBOROUGH ROAD 16-JAN-75 LEIGH (West side) Porcupine House (Formerly listed as: HILDENBOROUGH ROAD LEIGH East Lodge)

GV II House, late C19, probably by Sir Ernest George

MATERIALS: Half timbered with red brick plinth and stacks. Raised, chamfered, surface timbers with roughcast panels. Clay tiled roof and tile-hung side elevations. Iron casement windows.

EXTERIOR: Two storeys and attic. The principal roof is steeply-pitched and runs east to west. The principal elevation faces south and comprises three gabled bays with over-hanging eaves and pendants. The central bay advances and to the right is a gabled porch with a tiled roof supported on carved Jacobean-style posts. The door has carved linenfold panels.

Porcupine House is situated to the north of the neo-Tudor lodge and gateway to Hall Place (no longer extant). The lodge and gateway (listed Grade II) date from the mid-C19 and are by the architect George Devey.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Porcupine House, Hildenborough Road, a late C19 house in the Vernacular Revival style is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Architectural interest: the house is a handsome and well-excecuted example of late C19 domestic architecture by a noted architect of the period * Group value: Porcupine House and the lodge and gateway to Hall Place form an attractive group of C19 architecture

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National Grid Reference: TQ 54924 46688

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