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Description: Milner Court
Date Listed: 29 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 171460
OS Grid Reference: TR1752360128
OS Grid Coordinates: 617523, 160128
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2987, 1.1189
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5273 STURRY MILNER LANE
TR 1760 32/596 29.9.52
Formerly Sturry Court. In the Middle Ages St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury,
had a grange on the site but the present house was built by Thomas Smythe in
1583. Three storeys red brick. Tiled roof. The east front has 3 windows.
Three hipped dormers, a gable with an attic window in it at the south end of
the front, 2 chimney breasts, some casement windows and some sash windows with
glazing bars intact.
The south front is L-shaped. Two windows. The west window bay projects and
has a blocked doorway on the ground floor flanked by pilasters with a stone
above it inscribed "1583 T A S" (Thomas and Ann Smythe) and a double cornice
above this with a circular recess between the two. The original first floor
window above is blocked and a smaller window has been inserted within its outline.
The west front has been repointed. It has 3 gables, a projection at the north
end, irregular fenestration and a gabled modern projection in the centre of
the ground and first floors. The north front has 2 chimney breasts.
Vicsount Milner occupied the house from 1921-25 and on his death in 1925 it
was given by Lady Milner to King's School, Canterbury, and has been part of
the Junior School of that school since 1928.
Interior supposed to have C16 wall painting in a cupboard.
Listing NGR: TR1759660193
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Source: English Heritage
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