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Owletts, Cobham

Description: Owletts

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 356759

OS Grid Reference: TQ6651068734
OS Grid Coordinates: 566510, 168734
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3932, 0.3920

Location: 1 The Street, Cobham, Kent DA12 3BX

Locality: Cobham
Local Authority: Gravesham Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: DA12 3BX

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Listing Text

5/30 (north side)

27.8.52 Owletts


Built in 1683/4 by Bonham Hayes. Red brick, moulded brick string course. Panelled
parapet added C18. Steeply pitched hipped tiled roof. Narrow end bays project to
form closets. Slight central projection. Seven sash windows and 3 dormers. Modern
porch with re-set panelled door. Engaged Doric columns, pediment and semi-circular
fanlight. Two steps with wrought iron handrails. Two massive panelled chimney stacks
dated 1683. Lead downpipes with heads inscribed G.G.1754. Three sash windows and
2 dormers to east and west facades. Large modern single-storey bay to east. Central
projection to north facade marking staircase with 2 tall "croise" windows with leaded
lights and 3 ox eye windows above. Two projections added by Sir Herbert Baker in 1925
and C19 wing added at north-west corner. Internally fine staircase and plaster
ceiling, bolection mouldings to fireplaces and panelling dated from 1684. In 1894 the
house passed to the Edmeades family of Nurstead then by marriage to the Baker family
until in 1938 Sir Herbert Baker who lived there gave it to the National Trust.

Listing NGR: TQ6651068734

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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