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Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne

Description: Charlton Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 170987

OS Grid Reference: TR1902651770
OS Grid Coordinates: 619026, 151770
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2231, 1.1353

Location: Bishopsbourne, Kent CT4 5JA

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

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

Charlton Park
TR 1951 23/134 29.9.52


Originally called Charlton Place. C18 front to an older building. Two storeys
and attic. Stuccoed cornice and parapet with a centre pediment conceals 4
dormers. Twelve windows, hung sashes with glazing bars, with rectangular recesses
above first floor windows. The building consists of a wide centre portion
and narrow recessed wings which were added in the C18, the north wing having
one window bay, the south 2. Wide central doorcase and pilasters, projecting
cornice over, moulded architrave surround and door of 6 fielded panels. At
the back on the west side 3 gables of the older building are visible. In the
north-west corner is an early C19 addition of an L-wing with higher elevation
but of only 2 storeys. This has a wide curved bay of 3 windows on both floors,
those on the first floor being very tall with balconettes to light the ball
room. This ball room is said to have been added by or for George IV who is
said to have been a frequent visitor to the house between 1795 and 1820.
Other portions of the interior contain early C16 black and white wall paintings
and ceiling beams.

Listing NGR: TR1902651770

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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