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Description: Duke of Kents School
Date Listed: 28 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 291843
OS Grid Reference: TQ0881842912
OS Grid Coordinates: 508818, 142912
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1751, -0.4447
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TQ 04SE EWHURST C.P. PEASLAKE ROAD
2/201 Duke of Kents
Country House now school. 1885 by George and Peto for a member of the Doulton
tile family. Red brick with buff terracotta angle quoins and dressings, plain
tiled roofs. Roughly L-shaped plan with extensions to rear and built on a
hilly site with forecourt between the two ranges. Two storeys with attics in
gables and taller, 3 stage tower at angle to rear. Decorative brick and
terracotta ridge stacks, some with corbelled tops and bands of terracotta work,
to left end, centre, front right and rear. Two ranges with triple gabled section
to left of re-entrant angle with one 3-light mullioned, terracotta-dressed attic
window in two gables, ogee-arched terracotta armorial panel in the third, all
three with finials on the apex of the gable and sill course below. Three-light
window to right hand gable on the first floor, hip-roofed angle bay to centre
gable and large hall/staircase window of 12 lights in terracotta surround rising
through ground and first floors of left hand gable. Two first floor windows in
set back range to left and further one window range set back again to left end.
Flat roofed brick extensions, similarly staggered, across the ground floor with
mullioned and transomed casement fenestration. Double gable end to right hand
projecting wing with angle bay window rising through two storeys on left hand
gable end. One under-eaves casement, two first floor and one ground floor
window on left hand side. Pyramidal roof and upper arcaded stage of tower
visible to rear at junction of ranges under spiked weathervane finial. Flat-
roofed brick extensions to end of right hand projecting wing. Brick flat-
roofed entrance porch to re-entrant angle with arched section breaking forward
and stepping up to tiled porch and carved double doors. Left hand return front:-
angle bay oriel window to first floor left. Rear - triple gable range to right
with two-storied hip-roofed angle bay windows to each. Tower to centre of set
back range with pierced parapet to flat-roofed projecting ground floor and
terracotta clad hip-roofed oriel window on second stage of tower. C20 brick
extensions to left projecting forward and linking to formerly freestanding
single storey hipped roof pavilion with spherical finial to roof apex, round
arched, terracotta-dressed fenestration, the lower lights with terracotta
balustrade across, and panelled door in columned surround and approached up a
flight of steps.
Interior:- panelled great hall with staircase to left. Two original bathrooms
survive, the most splendid now attached to the headmasters accommodation decorated
in blue/green tiles with bath in arched tile clad recess niche.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.227.
Listing NGR: TQ0881842912
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