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Oxney Court, St Margaret's At Cliffe

Description: Oxney Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 178514

OS Grid Reference: TR3528946571
OS Grid Coordinates: 635289, 146571
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1699, 1.3644

Location: St Margarets at Cliffe, Kent CT15 6HW

Locality: St Margaret's At Cliffe
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT15 6HW

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Listing Text


3/75 Oxney Court


House, now ruinous. Early C16, remodelled 1820-27 for John May possibly
by Robert Lugar. Red brick in 'Minster Bond,' rendered on main elevations,
with chalk block and flint exposed within building. The building is
roofless, although the walls stand to full height. Two storeys with
battlements, with battlemented tower projecting at end right, and octagonal
tower at end left, with circular stair turret, and projecting battlemented
porch with side turrets. Irregular fenestration of 6 label-headed
mullioned lights on each floor (some missing), with Gothick pointed lights
in towers. Segmental hooded arched openings to tower/porch with coat of
arms over. Two storey canted bay on left return. Interior: gutted, but
with structural remains of C16, cellars, interior walls and main exterior
walls. Cast iron spiral stair and some iron fireplaces. The house was
originally a small manor house of the de Crioll family, enlarged by John
Sedley, auditor to Henry VII. First Gothicised 1764 for the Jeken family,
the house was bought and remodelled c.1820-27 by John May, banker and
solicitor of Deal. Burnt when occupied by the army in World War One, it
has remained ruinous since. About ΒΌ mile north east are the ruins of
Oxney church, the only other building of note in the ancient parish of
Oxney. (See Hasted, IX, p.409 ff : see also Coast & Country June 1981,
p.20 ff; see also Bygone Kent, May 1983, p.296 ff).

Listing NGR: TR3553444945

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Source: English Heritage

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