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Description: Capel House
Date Listed: 15 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 181669
OS Grid Reference: TQ9980635545
OS Grid Coordinates: 599806, 135545
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0844, 0.8515
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TQ 93 NE ORLESTONE CAPEL ROAD
2/84 Capel House
House. Cl6 and clad C18 and extended 1920's. Timber and clad with
red and blue checked brick and extended with exposed timber frame.
Plain tiled roofs. Lobby entry plan. Two storeys and attic with
dentilled brick eaves cornice to roof with hips and gablets and
moulded C19 stacks to centre left, rear left and end right. Three hipped
dormers. Two 3 light and one 2 light leaded wooden casements on 1st
floor and 2 mid C20 oriels on ground floor with late C19 bay to right,
partly in catslide outshot. Plank and stud door to centre left in
hipped porch (this and the bay shown in 1914 photograph). Four lower
wings to rear, with basement, well, pump and cistern. Extension to
left, 1920's; timber framed and exposed with red brick nogging, close
studded with jetty on brackets to projecting blocks to front elevation
and to left return. Hipped and gabelled roofs with moulded stack.
Mullioned and transomed windows on each floor (oriels on 1st floor).
A high quality work. Interior: (of C16 block) - full frame visible,
inglenook fireplaces. The house was home to Joseph Conrad 1910-1919,
writing The Rescue, Victory and Arrow of Gold here. House extended by
Lord and Lady Oliver (who had rented it to Conrad) 1920's. Formerly
a detached portion of Warehorne and a manor within that parish, within
a moated site.
Listing NGR: TQ9979735546
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Source: English Heritage
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