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Description: No 15 Including Wall, Gate Posts and Gate to Front and Terrace to Rear
Date Listed: 14 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 172287
OS Grid Reference: TQ5289255098
OS Grid Coordinates: 552917, 155106
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2746, 0.1909
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The following building shall be added to the list:
SEVENOAKS THE DRIVE
TQ 5355 No 15
2/200 (including Wall, Gateposts
and Gate to Front and
Terrace to rear)
House 1909 by Charles W Bowles FRIBA for the local artist Mary Heathcote Batchelor
incorporating artist's studio on top floor. Kentish Vernacular style in close copy
of a Wealden hall-house. Front elevation ground floor is brown brick in English
bond, 1st floor is close-studded with leaf patterned pargetting between. Half-
hipped tiled roof with end brick chimneystacks. 2 storeys and attics 4 windows.
Central 2 window bays recessed with brackets. Attic artist's studio has triple
hipped dormer with 9 leaded light casements. 1st floor has 4 triple casements.
Ground floor has a series of mullioned windows with 6 light mullioned and transomed
window to ground floor right hand side , 4 light mullioned and transomed window to
staircase hall and plank door in Tudor style architrave. Rear elevation has
catslide roof and 2 large gables (tile hung) with 2nd floor casements with pintle
hinges. 1st floor has 5 casements and the ground floor has a French window flanked
by casements and later right side lean to. Leading from the rear wall of the house
is a terrace of knapped flints with a pattern of tiles set on edge and brick paving
with 3 ironstone inserts and a circular feature of radiating sections of ironstone
and tiles set on edge. Front of house has a pathway of ironstone setts and stone
steps leading to wooden gateposts with tiled canopy over and gates with wooden
centre post and 4 wrought iron bars to each. Interior has staircase hall having
screen with internal mullions and marble floor with ash staircase. Lounge has a
painting of the enclosed garden at Knole by Mary Batchelor built over a wooden
fireplace with green Art Nouveau tiles and 2 cupboards with octagonal glazing
divided by pilasters. Dining room has an arched bressamer with run out stops and
brick fireplace. Cross beams with run out stops. Main bedroom has brick fireplace.
Series of plank doors. Original bathroom fittings and speaking tube remain.
[See Homes and Gardens July 1902].
Listing NGR: TQ5289255098
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Source: English Heritage
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