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Granite Column in Rear Garden of Number 5, Sevenoaks

Description: Granite Column in Rear Garden of Number 5

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 172272

OS Grid Reference: TQ5182556129
OS Grid Coordinates: 551825, 156129
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2841, 0.1757

Location: Pontoise Close, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3ES

Locality: Sevenoaks
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN13 3ES

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Listing Text

The following entry:-
5280 0/1148
Granite Column in rear
garden of No 5
shall be amended to read:-
Granite Column in rear
SP1148 garden of No 5
- 7.1.86 II


5280 0/1148 Granite Column in rear
garden of No 5
Probably later C19. Tall Doric column of red Cornish granite, now in rear garden to No 5
Pontoise Close, but originally in the grounds of Bradbourne Hall (demolished). The
column formed the centrepiece of a Druidical circle, some of the remnants of which
remain eg monoliths in gardens to Nos 6 and 8. Thought to have been fashioned and
erected by order of the then owner, Francis Crawshay (1811-78), of the Crawshay family
of Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil; the Crawshays were amongst leading late C18 and
early C19 iron masters in South Wales, and owned iron tinplate works in the Merthyr
Tydfil area. Francis Crawshay was a member of the Order of Druids of Wales, and is
thought to have trected a Druidical Circle at Pontypridd, when he managed the family
tinplate works at nearby Treforest.

Listing NGR: TQ5182556129

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Source: English Heritage

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