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Description: Mote House
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173446
OS Grid Reference: TQ7809554991
OS Grid Coordinates: 578095, 154991
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2662, 0.5514
TQ 75 SE 11/145 30.7.5l.
A large square mansion built for the Earl of Romney between 1793 and 1801.
Architect Daniel Alexander. 3 storeys and basement stone faced. The north
front is of white brick. Slate roof. The north front has 9 windows. Cornice
and parapet. It consists of a centre and 2 projecting wings. The centre has
segmental headed windows on the ground floor and recessed panels above them.
The wings each have a lunette window on the 2nd floor and a curved bay of 3
windows each on the ground and 1st floor projecting furter than the wings with
a cornice and parapet over which continues across the centre portion as a stringcourse Glazing bars intact. The south front, which is the principal front facing the park, has 11 windows. Cornice and parapet. Consists of a centre and 2 projecting wings. Breaking further fovward than the projection of the latter
are curved bays of 3 windows each on the ground and lst floors with cornice
and parapet over continued across the centre as a stringcourse. Lunette windows
on the 2nd floor of each wing. Between the wings is a hexastyle Ionic portico
with dentilled cornice. Glazing bars intact. The west or entrance front has
7 windows and a porch with Tuscan columns, closed in in the£mid C19. George
III was entertained at the house in 1799 when he attended a review of Volunteers
held in the Park by Lord Romney as Lord Lieutenant of Kent. The interior has
been altered considerably. 1 ground floor room still has a decorated cornice
dating from the time of building. The library has an C18 marble fireplace
with swags and side scrolls and the entrance hall has a fireplace circa 1800.
Group value with Stables to Mote House.
Listing NGR: TQ7809554991
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Source: English Heritage
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