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Throwley House, Sheldwich

Description: Throwley House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 November 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 176859

OS Grid Reference: TR0105556839
OS Grid Coordinates: 601055, 156839
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2752, 0.8812

Location: A251, Sheldwich, Kent ME13 0LT

Locality: Sheldwich
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME13 0LT

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/61 Throwley House
2.11.78 (formerly listed
in Throwley C.P.)


House. Early C19 rebuilding of C18 or C17 house. Painted brick,and
mathematical tile on lathe and plaster base to return and rear walls.
Slated roof. Two storeys and basement with paired modillion eaves to hipped
roof with stacks to left, centre, right and rear. Regular fenestration of
5 glazing bar sashes on first floor and 4 on ground floor, all with gauged
heads. Central half-glazed door with rectangular fanlight. Porch with
paired Ionic columns, attached cast wreaths to cornice, and incised Greek
Keys on door surround. Left return and rear: continuous verandah with tent
roof on slender posts: Glazing bar sashes with shutters, and French windows
on ground floor. Interior: Doric columned screen with elliptical arch from
doorway to stair hall. Stair late C19 insertion but with original octagonal
toplit dome. All rooms with egg and tongue and modillion cornices. Drawing
room with Corinthian screen and enriched soffits and Neo-classical tiled fire-
place. Internal shutters to French windows slide into wall cavities. Palmette
frieze. Second drawing room, urn and acanthus frieze, scrolled and enriched
pediments over doors. Fireplace with Corinthan paired columns,enriched,
supporting overmantel with paired Ionic columns and scrolled pediment with
bracket for statue. Dining room with gilded wallpaper (the gold leaf now
overpainted). Guilloched frieze and Wedgwood -style plaster plaques over
the doors. Re-used C16 or C17 fireplace, possibly colonial in original,
with (apparantly) a native King or Queen as supporters.

Listing NGR: TR0106356852

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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