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Sutton Baron and Sutton Baron Hall, Borden

Description: Sutton Baron and Sutton Baron Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 176068

OS Grid Reference: TQ8793761948
OS Grid Coordinates: 587937, 161948
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3256, 0.6960

Location: Sutton Baron Road, Borden, Kent ME9 8LS

Locality: Borden
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME9 8LS

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/47 Sutton Baron and Sutton
27.8.52 Baron Hall (formerly listed as
Sutton Baron Farmhouse)

House, now 2 houses. C15 to C18. Timber framed, part exposed,
part clad with plaster, and structural red brick with plain tiled
roofs. Originally a Wealden hall house, with mid C17 wing added
to rear for Robert Plot the elder (d. 1669), and early C18 red
brick wing added to that. Road front: 2 storeys and hipped roof,
the C18 wing left. separately hipped. Two projecting tile hung gables
to right and stack to centre rear, Irregular fenestratiun of five
windows, 2 glazing bar sashes to left and 3 wood casements right
on first floor, 2 french windows and 2 wood casements on ground
floor, with half-glazed door in 1 storey gabled porch centre right
bearing plaque: P Left return front: restored Wealden house
R W.
with, exposed close- studded timber framing, of 4 bays with C17 red
brick extension to right. Two storeys, with plinth to right, jettied
to left and right, flying wall plate on arched braces over recessed
central bays, hipped roof with gablets, stacks to centre rear arid
end right. Irregular fenestration of 4 wood casements on first
floor with blocked mullioned lights to right, and 2 wood case-
ment, central brick and wood mullioned.segmental bay window, C20
mullioned window right, and segment-headed casement end right on
ground floor. C20 plank door centre right. Interior: panelled
interior to C18 wing, sone C17 panelling and late C17 staircase,
and carved overmantel and wall paintings (covered awaiting restoration
at time of inspection) in Wealden. Dr. Robert Plot (1640-96),
Antiquary and first secretary to the Royal Society was born, lived
and died in the house. (See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 149; Igglesden, 24,
1930 p. 48H).

Listing NGR: TQ8793661949

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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