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Description: Lynsted Park and Adjacent Garden Walls
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 176289
OS Grid Reference: TQ9471359655
OS Grid Coordinates: 594713, 159655
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3027, 0.7919
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TQ 95 NW LYNSTED LYNSTED PARK
4/79 Lynsted Park and adjacent
House. 1599 and 1829, built originally for Sir John Roper, first Baron
Teynham. Red brick and slate roof. Originally on E-plan of 4 storeys,
now L-shaped plan. Two storeys on plinth with hipped roof and stacks to
centre left and projecting end right. Three glazing bar sashes of 8 panes
on first-floor, and 3 of 12 panes on ground floor to left of porch, with
large C19 oriel to right and glazing bar sash below. Porch centre right,
2 storeys, of red brick and ashlared dressings on ashlar base. Semi-
circular doorway arch on imposts with Doric columns and bracket frieze,
and Ionic columns with cornice on first floor, and 6 light mullioned
window. Rear front: part enclosed arcade of 3 bays to left and 2 bays
and return to right of panelled door with 'Gibbs' surround and shaped
gable with strapwork decoration, of indeterminate date. Interior:
the interior arrangements much altered by the demolition of much of the
house in 1829. Entrance hall with bolection moulded doorway with moulded
spandrels and surrounds and decorated jamb stops. Internal mullioned
windows, originally to courtyard, now infilled. Upstairs rooms with plastered
ceilings. Cut off at the edges by demolition of 1829, based on portrait
medallions of classical heroes, and coats of arms. Room to right of porch
with pendant ceiling, and grottesque and strapwork frieze, and painted
overmantel of 2 achievements. Both rooms are wainscotted, C16, in part
reset. Some C18 bolection moulded dado panelling. To left (south) of
house is an externally entered underground chamber, probably originally
an internal cellar. To the north of the house, a large walled garden, C18,
red brick walls 7 foot in height, overall dimensions approximately 50 yards
by 150 yards. (See B.O.E., Kent II, 1983, 379; E. Selby Teynham Manor and
Hundred, 1982,edn., 68).
Listing NGR: TQ9471359655
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Source: English Heritage
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