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Bourne Park House, Bishopsbourne

Description: Bourne Park House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 170984

OS Grid Reference: TR1812353136
OS Grid Coordinates: 618123, 153136
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2357, 1.1232

Location: Bishopsbourne, Kent CT4 5BJ

Locality: Bishopsbourne
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT4 5BJ

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Listing Text

(west side)

Bourne Park House
(formerly listed as
Bourne Park)
TR 1853 22/132 29.9.52


Originally called Bourne Place. The present building was built by Sir Anthony
and Dame Elizabeth Aucher in 1701 on the site of an older building of which
the original owners were the Bourne family. A large rectangular mansion of
2 storeys, attic and basement in red brick with hipped tile roof and wooden
modillion eaves cornice. The entrance front has 13 windows and 6 dormers.
The central portion of 5 windows projects slightly with a pediment over containing
a Venetian attic window. Windows with stone keystones and hung sashes with
glazing bars. Stone stringcourse and rusticated quoins to each of the 3 sections.
The wings have 3 dormers each with pediments, the centre of each group of 3
having a segmental pediment, the outer ones triangular. Central doorway with
fluted Ionic pilasters, curved pediment containing a cartouche and door of
8 fielded panels at the head of 8 steps edged by a stone wall which is continued
in brick in front of the basement forecourt interspersed with stone piers.
The west or garden front is similar without the basement forecourt or the central
doorway and has only 5 dormers, all with triangular pediments. The north and
south fronts have 4 windows each, the north front having a small porch.
The interior was altered in 1848, but contains a good C18 staircase, panelling
and ceilings. Country Life articles, Volume 51, page 602 and 636.

Listing NGR: TR1812353136

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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