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Gatehouse, Tenterden

Description: Gatehouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 179851

OS Grid Reference: TQ8791933071
OS Grid Coordinates: 587919, 133071
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0662, 0.6807

Location: 8 West Cross, Tenterden TN30 7QA

Locality: Tenterden
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN30 7QA

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Listing Text


TQ 87 33 SE




Lodge in the form of a gatehouse. c1846, probably by the architect W J Donthorn, in
Perpendicular style. Built of coursed rubble with ashlar dressings with roof of
fishscale slates. Comprises central 2 storey carriage entrance with room above
flanked by 1 storey pavilions. East elevation has gabled central portion with
coping and finial flanked by octagonal turrets with pseudo-machicolations. Right
hand turret is larger and has lancet windows joined by hood moulding which also
connects with 2 2-light mullioned windows with leaded lights in the upstairs room.
Above this as a shield with angel below is a large 4-centred arch. The pavilions
have gable ends with kneelers, the left side pavilion has a cross window and the
right side pavilion has a single mullioned and transomed casement .Plinth. Arched
doorcase underneath carriage arch. West elevation is similar but the central
carriage entrance has no turrets but moulded brick octagonal chimney pots. Image
niche in gable.

Listing NGR: TQ8791933071

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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