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Description: Stone Castle
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 172701
OS Grid Reference: TQ5839574061
OS Grid Coordinates: 558395, 174061
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4434, 0.2778
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5274 STONE LONDON ROAD
TQ 57 SE 4/67 1.8.52
Now offices of the Blue Circle Group. Mediaeval and circa 1825. In the south-east
corner of the building is a mediaeval, probably late C12, square tower of 3 storeys
faced with knapped flints with some stone quoins. Parapet over it. Two arrow
slit windows in the north wall and a circular stair turret. The other windows
are modern. To the north-west of this is a house of circa 1825 which was altered by
Henry Hakewill (died 1830). Two storeys 5 windows. Faced with knapped flints with
long and short quoins of yellow brick. Stone stringcourse and cornice. Castellated
parapet of knapped flints. Spindly stock brick clustered chimney stacks. Twin
sash windows with dripstones over them. Projection of 3 storeys in the centre
with similar quoins at its angles, porch on the ground floor containing a 4-centred
arch, machicolation at the top and castellated parapet over. The west front
has 7 windows and 2 bays of 3 windows each on both floors with similar quoins
at the angle of each face. The interior has some trefoil-headed panelling of
circa 1830. In the C16 the controller of Calais, Sir John Wyllshire lived here and
Cardinal Wolsey is reputed to have stayed here on his way to Calais.
Listing NGR: TQ5704675064
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Source: English Heritage
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