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Mabledon Park, Southborough

Description: Mabledon Park

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 169318

OS Grid Reference: TQ5803844683
OS Grid Coordinates: 558038, 144683
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1795, 0.2597

Location: A26, Southborough, Kent TN4 0PU

Locality: Southborough
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN4 0PU

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Listing Text

1/21 Mabledon Park
- II

Tudor-revival country house originally 1804 for James Burton by T F Parkinson,
subsequently extended by Burton's son Decimus for John Deacon, 1829-31. Further
alterations 1870. Some of the stone is said to have come from the ruins of
Penshurst Place. Ironstone ashlar, slate roof. 2 storeys, embattled overall.
Burton added the north-west wing, producing an 'L' shape plan. EAST FRONT. 9
window range with square octagonal tower at south end. Square entrance pro-
jection to right. 3-centred recessed pointed arch with double doors and
overlight. Square tower at north end of front, 3 storeys with oriel window on
1st floor. WEST FRONT. L-shaped. 2-storey canted bay and octagonal turret to
left. Small entrance in angle of L. Square bay at end of right-hand wing
flanked by round turret. WEST FRONT. 2-storey canted bay in centre. Mixture
of square-headed and pointed arch windows throughout with dripstones over.
Tudor style brick chimneys, of many different configurations, some dating from
the 1870 alterations. INTERIOR. Octagonal south room, now a chapel, with
panelled and decorated neo-classical ceiling and doorhood in similar style with
inset panel showing antique relief painting. SOUTH DRAWING ROOM. 2 similar
door hoods. LIBRARY. Ribbed neo-Jacobean ceiling and wood panelled and vaulted
ceiling in window bay. WEST DRAWING ROOM. 2 Gothick revival doorcases. In
this house Decimus Burton grew up. See Philip Miller, Decimus Burton, 1800-1881
Exhib Cat, Building Centre, London, 1981.

Listing NGR: TQ5776844020

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Source: English Heritage

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