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Former Riding School and Prospect Tower at East Sutton Park, East Sutton

Description: Former Riding School and Prospect Tower at East Sutton Park

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 174075

OS Grid Reference: TQ8283649445
OS Grid Coordinates: 582836, 149445
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2149, 0.6165

Location: Church Lane, East Sutton, Kent ME17 3DE

Locality: East Sutton
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 3DE

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Listing Text

TQ 84 NW
5/58 Former Riding
School and
Prospect Tower
at East Sutton

Riding school and Prospect Tower, now gymnasium and out-
buildings. Mid C19 by C.J. Richardson [J. Newman, Buildings
of England Series, West Kent and the Weald,1980]. Red brick
in Flemish bond on coursed stone plinth. Plain tile roofs.
Riding school at right angles to yard to left, tower to
right overlooking Weald. Link building between.
Riding School: 2-storey entrance gateway with broad octagonal
stair turret to left. Ground floor of both, and first floor
of turret treated as battered plinth. Stair turret
battlemented, gateway gabled with moulded kneelers and missing
finial. Octagonal brick stack to right side. Ventilation slit
to gable. Single light to first floor of stair turret. 2-
light leaded casement to gatehouse under brick band. Tall
4-centred arched gateway with rubbed brick voussoirs. C20
double doors in rear wall. 4-centred arched doorway to iron
spiral staircase in turret. Body of Riding School to rear,
left side elevation with 5 alternating buttresses and slit
windows. Interior: balcony with 2 rows of turned balusters
to west (gateway) end. Link: banded red and grey brick.
Single storey building, set back, front wall of which links
rear walls of gatehouse and Prospect Tower. Lean-to canopy
in front on paired Doric columns, raised to half hip over
centre. Prospect Tower: has 2-storey building to left
similar to gatehouse but without archway. 3-stage octagonal
battlemented tower with taller battlemented stair turret.
Broad slit window to each stage. 4-centred arched doorway
to base to west. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ8283649445

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Source: English Heritage

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