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Date Listed: 12 June 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 172282
OS Grid Reference: TQ5444956058
OS Grid Coordinates: 554449, 156058
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2827, 0.2133
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The following building shall be added to the list:
SEVENOAKS WILDERNESSE AVENUE
TQ 55 NW
House. Built in 1928 by Baillie Scott, Wilder G E Wallis in a style partly
derived from the cottage orne, partly the more usual Kentish Vernacular. Front
is mainly painted brick with tiled roof and right hand end chimney stack.
Principal feature is a gabled staircase tower, offset to left with pointed
window with stained glass to top and opaque glass to base. 3 flat roofed
dormers. Ground floor has 3 casements to ground floor of main house and 2
smaller ones to servants' wing to right. Hipped tiled porch supported on wooden
brackets with plank door and 3 steps. Right side elevation has massive brick
chimney stack with tumbling in. To the left is a projecting gable with 1st
floor casement and ground floor 5 light canted bay. To right is a 2 storey
gable with 2 3-light pointed windows (the upper ones with 3 diamond lights) and
simple door. Rear elevation is mainly painted brick but some render, some
timber framing and some tile hanging. 2 projecting tile hung gables, the left
one overhanging. Centre is timber framed. 3 casement windows. Ground floor
has 2 canted bays. Interior has internal structural framing. Entrance hall has
beamed ceiling and panelling and staircase of early C18 type, the lower part
with turned balusters and newel post with urn finial, the upper part with splat
balusters. Lounge has fireplace with marble surround and oak overmantel with
built in china cupboard. 1 ceiling beam has lambs stongue stop, the other has a
run out stop and arched braces. Panelled dining room with cambered brick fire-
place. See The Builder January 1929. Houses & Gardens 1933. Illustrated on
p.478 of Kornwolf's 'M H Baillie Scott and The Arts & Crafts Movement'.
Listing NGR: TQ5444956058
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