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Redhill School, East Sutton

Description: Redhill School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 November 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 174087

OS Grid Reference: TQ8343449249
OS Grid Coordinates: 583434, 149249
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2130, 0.6249

Location: E Sutton Road, East Sutton, Kent ME17 3DT

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

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Listing Text

TQ 84 NW
(east side)
5/70 Redhill School

Unfinished country house, formerly farmhouse, now school.
Dated 1612. Restoration and additions of mid C19. Unusual
plan, resembling one of John Thorpe's designs lJ. Newman,
West Kent and the Weald, 19801. Red brick in English bond
with rendered dressings. Plain tile roof. Fragment of a
house the rest of which was never built. 2 storeys, attics
and basement on high coursed galletted stone plinth. Deep
moulded string course above ground floor and first floor
windows. Shaped gable ends with moulded rendered coping.
3 shaped brick gables to south elevation, also with rendered
coping. Each south gable and each gable end has 3-light
ovolo-moulded rendered window with hoodmould. Regular 3-bay
front to south of one 2-storey slightly canted bay towards
each end and 2-storey central triangular bay, all with plain
tiled roofs abutting the 3 gables and with string courses
continued round them. Each rectangular bay has 6-light
rendered ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed window to each
floor, with side-lights. Central bay has 2-light transomed
window to each side on each floor. 2 cross windows between
each outer bay and central bay. Further 2-storey triangular
bay to left gabled end. Slender rendered shaft with bell
capital and base to outer and inner angle of each bay, to
corners of each south gable, and to each corner of ground and
first floor to front and rear. Central bay terminates just
above plinth, with shaped base. Half-glazed door beneath it.
Blank rendered shield or motif to each south gable, and
rendered strapwork to gable ends. Date 1612 to east gable
end, and shield with monogram to west gable. C19 rear wings
in similar style, with chimney stacks. Interior: not inspected
but said to contain plaster friezes, plaster strapwork to
ceiling of window bays, and doors carved with early C17 figures
of Faith, Hope and Charity (J. Newman, Op. Cit.]. C20
additions to rear and right not included.

Listing NGR: TQ8343449249

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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