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Forecourt Garden and Stable Walls to Knowlton Court, Goodnestone

Description: Forecourt Garden and Stable Walls to Knowlton Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 177928

OS Grid Reference: TR2806153323
OS Grid Coordinates: 628061, 153323
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2335, 1.2655

Location: Goodnestone, Kent CT3 1PT

Locality: Goodnestone
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT3 1PT

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Listing Text

TR 25 SE
3/67 Forecourt garden
and stable walls
to Knowlton Court
Forecourt, garden and stable courtyard walls. C17 and rebuilt and extended
c.1904 by Reginald Blomfield. The front court is approximately 50 metres by
50 metres, consisting of red brick wall about 7 feet high, with simple wrought
iron gate and steps to south to garden area, and wrought gates to north to
stable court. West wall about 2 feet high with plain iron rails, and central
gates, the gate piers with stone ball finials, the pedestrian gates with
smaller, bifurcated foliate overthrows, the central gates on wrought iron
piers, with central panels of clasped straps, and elaborately bifurcated
foliated overthrow. From the north west corner of the house a wall runs out
to the stable courtyard, including 2 large gate piers with ball finials by
the house and section of wall about 8 feet high, all C18, the rest of the
wall about 6 feet high and extending for about 50 metres, until it sweeps to
the west, about 8 feet high again, and terminates in a stable building, now
garage, 1 storey and attic with kneelered gables and loft door in right
return, with C20 garage doors on ground floor, and 1 storey extension to left,
also with kneelered gable.South and east of Knowlton Court, and reached by the
flight of steps from the front court, are semi-formal gardens laid out by
Blomfield, with balustraded terraces, flights of steps crowned with urn
finials, and enclosing walls with gate piers with scrolled shoulders and ball
finials. (See Country Life,Vo139)

Listing NGR: TR2813653331

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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