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Former Riding School and Prospect Tower at East Sutton Park

A Grade II Listed Building in East Sutton, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2149 / 51°12'53"N

Longitude: 0.6165 / 0°36'59"E

OS Eastings: 582836

OS Northings: 149445

OS Grid: TQ828494

Mapcode National: GBR QT8.LPW

Mapcode Global: VHJMN.MQSH

Entry Name: Former Riding School and Prospect Tower at East Sutton Park

Listing Date: 18 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 174075

Location: East Sutton, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: East Sutton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

EAST SUTTON
TQ 84 NW
5/58 Former Riding
School and
Prospect Tower
at East Sutton
Park
GV II

Riding school and Prospect Tower, now gymnasium and out-
buildings. Mid C19 by C.J. Richardson [J. Newman, Buildings
of England Series, West Kent and the Weald,1980]. Red brick
in Flemish bond on coursed stone plinth. Plain tile roofs.
Riding school at right angles to yard to left, tower to
right overlooking Weald. Link building between.
Riding School: 2-storey entrance gateway with broad octagonal
stair turret to left. Ground floor of both, and first floor
of turret treated as battered plinth. Stair turret
battlemented, gateway gabled with moulded kneelers and missing
finial. Octagonal brick stack to right side. Ventilation slit
to gable. Single light to first floor of stair turret. 2-
light leaded casement to gatehouse under brick band. Tall
4-centred arched gateway with rubbed brick voussoirs. C20
double doors in rear wall. 4-centred arched doorway to iron
spiral staircase in turret. Body of Riding School to rear,
left side elevation with 5 alternating buttresses and slit
windows. Interior: balcony with 2 rows of turned balusters
to west (gateway) end. Link: banded red and grey brick.
Single storey building, set back, front wall of which links
rear walls of gatehouse and Prospect Tower. Lean-to canopy
in front on paired Doric columns, raised to half hip over
centre. Prospect Tower: has 2-storey building to left
similar to gatehouse but without archway. 3-stage octagonal
battlemented tower with taller battlemented stair turret.
Broad slit window to each stage. 4-centred arched doorway
to base to west. Interior not inspected.


Listing NGR: TQ8283649445

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