Description: Broome Park
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 290131
OS Grid Reference: TQ2108450537
OS Grid Coordinates: 521084, 150537
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2412, -0.2668
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BETCHWORTH C.P. STATION ROAD
Country House, now nursing home. Early C19 with C20 extensions. Incised white-
washed stucco with slate mansard roofs. Two storeys and attics on entrance front
under 3 flat-roofed casement dormers. Rendered stacks to ends and rear. Three-
bay front, A B A, with angle pilaster piers and articulating piers on the front,
eaves cornice above. One 12-pane, glazing-bar sash window to first floor outer
bays, tripartite sash window to ground floor outer bays with panelled aprons below
and flat hoods on console brackets above. Three 12-pane, glazing-bar sash windows
to first floor centre bay, one 12-pane and one plate sash window flanking circular
portico with curved sashes and cornice on attached Corinthian half-columns to the
ground floor. Half-glazed double doors to outer side, panelled doors within.
Whitewashed render and flint panel C20 flat roofed extensions projecting to front
right. Left hand return front:- Two dormers. Six first floor, 12-pane, glazing-
bar sash windows between piers. Five sashes to ground floor, two to right flanking
fixed round-arched casement. Door with transome-light over to right. Two first
floor and two ground floor 12-pane sash windows to left range, the latter flanking a
fixed casement. Plate sash to first floor left end over wide, cambered-head, fixed
casement window below. Rear:- Flat-roofed extension to rear right with balcony
railings over. Irregular sash fenestration to left with clock face and cupola
Interior:- Panelled entrance hall. Some marble fireplaces. Traceried fanlights
to door. Residents lounge:- panelled walls with dado railing. Broken pediment
doorcase. Thin foliate plasterwork ceiling.
This house was for many years the residence of Sir Benjamin Brodie Bt. Doctor to
George IV and William IV, who died here on 21 October 1862.
Listing NGR: TQ2108450537
Source: English Heritage
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