Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1258603

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-2011



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

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks (District Authority)

Parish: Leigh

National Grid Reference: TQ 54924 46688


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Reasons for Designation

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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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Legacy System number: 445293

Legacy System: LBS

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