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Description: Holwood Mansion
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 358600
OS Grid Reference: TQ4224263549
OS Grid Coordinates: 542242, 163549
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3532, 0.0413
WESTERHAM ROAD, KESTON
TQ 46 SW 12/63 10.1.55.
William Pitt the younger had a house here on this site. This was demolished
and rebuilt by Decimus Burton for John Ward in 1825. Lord Cranworth, who was
Lord Chancellor from 1852-8 and from 1865-6 also lived here. 2 storeys. 13
windows. White brick on a stone base with stone stringcourse cornice and
parapet. The north-west or entrance front has a central projecting portion
of 3 windows with a recessed porch in this having 2 fluted stone Greek
Doric columns, a window on each side of the porch flanked by pilasters
and a stone entablature with pediment over. At each end is a one-storey
pavilion of 3 round-headed windows with a pediment over. At the north-
east end is a service wing of 9 windows. The south-east or garden front
has a central bow with 4 free-standing fluted Ionic columns and 2 Doric
pilasters standing on a plinth of 6 semi-circular steps and rising the
whole height of the house with a stone entablature above. The 3 window
bays at each end are recessed. Their ground floor has 2 fluted Doric columns
and 2 pilasters. To the south-east of the house is a very fine cedar tree at
least as old as Pitt's time.
Listing NGR: TQ4224263549
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Source: English Heritage
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