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Heronden, Eastry

Description: Heronden

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 October 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 178166

OS Grid Reference: TR2956054265
OS Grid Coordinates: 629560, 154265
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2413, 1.2875

Location: Heronden Road, Eastry, Kent CT13 0ET

Locality: Eastry
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT13 0ET

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Listing Text


7/135 Heronden

House. 1766 for William Kelly, extended c.1930 and altered c. 1970 by Phillip
Jebb. Plum coloured brick with red brick dressings with plain tiled roof. Two
storeys and attic on plinth with moulded plat band and moulded modillion eaves
cornice to hipped roof with 3 flat roofed dormers, and large moulded stacks to
left and to right. Regular fenestration of 5 glazing bar sashes on first floor
and 4 on ground floor with gauged heads. Central door of 6 panels in panelled
surround with traceried semi-circular fanlight, pilasters, triglyph frieze and pilasters, triglyph frieze and
pediment. Garden room c.1930 to right with 4 Doric pilasters supporting
modillion eaves cornice to hipped roof. Two large glazing bar sashes and
central double French windows. Interior; staircase, dog-leg and half landing
with winders, with turned balusters with square base knops on open bracketed
string with wreathed handrail and ramped dado panelling. Panelled room with
fluted frieze and modillion cornice, late C17 in date and here reset. Dining
room with 2 moulded alcoves either side of marble fireplace, with moulded frieze
and - other late C18 details. From 1784 to 1794 the home of Captain John
Harvey, mayor of Sandwich 1774,and hero of the Battle of Ushant, June 1794
as commemorated in Eastry church and Westminster Abbey (monuments by John Bacon)
(See Country Life, August 11 and August 18, 1960;see also B.0.E. Kent II, 1983
pp.308-9; also Hasted, X,107-111).

Listing NGR: TR2955654268

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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