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Sevenoaks (District Authority)
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TQ 54924 46688



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

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Date: 10 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07293/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Clark. Source Historic England Archive
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