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Tower Lodge and Flanking Walls, Eastwell Park, Boughton Aluph

Description: Tower Lodge and Flanking Walls, Eastwell Park

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 181369

OS Grid Reference: TR0141545930
OS Grid Coordinates: 601415, 145930
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1771, 0.8802

Location: 404 Sandyhurst Lane, Boughton Aluph, Kennington, Kent TN25 4PQ

Locality: Boughton Aluph
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 4PQ

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Listing Text

(north side)
Goat Lees

5/42 Tower Lodge and
Flanking Walls,Eastwell Park


Tower and Gateway. 1848. William Burn. Knapped, squared and coursed
flint, with ashlar quoins, window dressings and banding. Tower lodge:
3 storeys with four corner turrets, each of 4 storeys with ashlar quoins
and dressings on plinth. Ground floor of square section, with weathered
base to octagonal upper storeys. String course to first floor, moulded
stone cornice to second floor, and entablature and cornice to ogeed
cupola. Chamfered stone mullioned windows, 2 light on ground floor, single
light above on alternate faces. Central 2 storey gateway, with wrought
iron double gates and wrought iron overthrow over. Heavy strap-work
and rusticated pilasters to rusticated arch and strap-work in spandrels.
String course with carved fleur-de-Lys frieze over, to second floor
chamber, with single-light chamfered windows either side of full
achievement with grotesque pilasters supporting entabluture with cornice
and pierced balustrade. Interior: Chamber over gateway with mosaic of
Alexander the Great's victories. Flanking walls: 6 feet high sweeping
out, 25 yards to left and right of squared coursed flintwork, with
ashlar-quoined piers, ball finials and stone balustrades terminated by
panelled piers with large crowned lions bearing coats of arms. The
wall then extends a further 25 yards either side as uncoursed flint,
with coping stones.

Listing NGR: TR0139045944

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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