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Howletts (Howletts Zoo Park), Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne

Description: Howletts (Howletts Zoo Park)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 170964

OS Grid Reference: TR1962356736
OS Grid Coordinates: 619623, 156736
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2674, 1.1469

Location: Bekesbourne Lane, Bekesbourne, Kent CT4 5EL

Locality: Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT4 5EL

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Listing Text


Howletts (Howletts
Zoo Park) (formerly
listed as Howletts under
Littlebourne Road)
TR 15 NE 9/113 30.1.67


Built by Isaac Baugh in 1787 and originally called Owletts. Two storeys attics
and basement faced with Roman cement now colourwashed. Hipped slate roof.
The entrance front faces south-east. In the centre is a projection of 3 windows
like a portico approached by 10 wide steps and consisting of 4 circular ionic
columns with 4 pilasters and a cornice and pediment over. On each side of
it is a wing of one window on a high base of cellars with long and short quoins
on the outer sides and a cornice and blocking course over. All the windows
are in moulded architrave surrounds with glazing bars intact. Round-headed
doorcase with traceried fanlight. The south-west front has 5 windows, 3 dormers
and a curved staircase flashed by 2 pillars with eagles. The north-west front
has a central bay of 3 windows on all floors and the north-east elevation has
a stone balustrade with 2 lions.

Listing NGR: TR1962556733

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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