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Wateringbury Place, Wateringbury

Description: Wateringbury Place

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 178903

OS Grid Reference: TQ6843053710
OS Grid Coordinates: 568430, 153710
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2577, 0.4124

Location: Canon Lane, Wateringbury, Kent ME18 5PG

Locality: Wateringbury
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME18 5PG

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Listing Text

(east side)

2/84 Wateringbury Place

- II*

Large sober Baroque house of the Buckingham House - type built circa 1707
for Sir Thomas Style. Red brick with red dressings on stone plinth, slate
roofs hidden by parapet. 3 storeys. 7 bay east front, originally entrance
now garden facade with 3 bay central projection. 6 bay west front with cen-
tral projection, now entrance front. 5 bay south return front. Rendered
plat band and rendered band below parapet. Attic above moulded cornice, para-
pet above with sunk panels. Glazing bar sash windows throughout. East front:
Ionic pilaster quoins with volute brackets in frieze of entablature, grouped
in threes. Render in sunk panels below 1st floor windows. Central ground-
floor doorway. Panelled and glazed door with over light in surround of
panelled pilasters with volute brackets to flat modillioned hood. South front
Recessed panels between windows on 1st and 2nd floors, also below each window
on 1st floor. Rendered niche either side of central ground-floor window.
West front: 1st floor windows in recess arched, with keystones and panels
over. Single storey modern 2 window porch in recess with shallow arched
windows. Service wing: C.1870. 2 storeys. 3 bays to east, red brick with
stone dressings and quoins. Plat bands between ground and 1st floors.
Bracketed eaves cornice to slate hipped roof. Doorway inset to right of block
with bracketed flat hood. 4-bay, 2 storey wing to right with town and pro-
jecting balustraded 7-storey wing in front. The latter with pediment-gabled
east end and Venetian window below. Clock tower with cornice pyramidal roof
and fish-scale tiling. Finial with weather-vane. Clock by Henessy of Swansea
c.1870; bell dates from c.1782. This wing 7 bays and 2 storeys to west, with
2 bay near centre projection. Interior: Little remains of original decoration
scheme. Entrance Hall: Black and white marble panelling, c.1870(?). 2-flight
open-well stair mounting clockwise at west end of hall. 3 salamonic balusters
per tread. Large Drawing Room: C18 moulded cornice, probably of similar date
to mid C18 chimney piece. Old floral wallpaper, perhaps c.1800. Small
drawing room: Cornice and fireplace matching. Large drawing room. Dining
Room: Screen colonnade of composite marble columns, c.1870(?). C19 volute-
bracketed cornice and 2-storey caryatid fireplace. Upstair's saloon: C.1800
wallpaper showing antique scenes. Late C18 chimney-piece. Small lounge:
Late C18 chimney piece. Library: Modillion cornice and mid C18 chimney-piece.
See Igglesden, Vol XXII; Invicta, Vol I, pp 262-268; Hasted, Vol V, pp 106-

Listing NGR: TQ6833653743

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Source: English Heritage

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