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Mabledon Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Southborough, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1795 / 51°10'46"N

Longitude: 0.2597 / 0°15'34"E

OS Eastings: 558038

OS Northings: 144684

OS Grid: TQ580446

Mapcode National: GBR MP6.SKY

Mapcode Global: VHHQ6.GM43

Entry Name: Mabledon Park

Listing Date: 10 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169318

Location: Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Southborough

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: St Peter with Christ Church and St Matthew Southborough and St Lawrence Bidborough

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

SOUTHBOROUGH LONDON ROAD
1/21 Mabledon Park
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- II

Tudor-revival country house originally 1804 for James Burton by T F Parkinson,
subsequently extended by Burton's son Decimus for John Deacon, 1829-31. Further
alterations 1870. Some of the stone is said to have come from the ruins of
Penshurst Place. Ironstone ashlar, slate roof. 2 storeys, embattled overall.
Burton added the north-west wing, producing an 'L' shape plan. EAST FRONT. 9
window range with square octagonal tower at south end. Square entrance pro-
jection to right. 3-centred recessed pointed arch with double doors and
overlight. Square tower at north end of front, 3 storeys with oriel window on
1st floor. WEST FRONT. L-shaped. 2-storey canted bay and octagonal turret to
left. Small entrance in angle of L. Square bay at end of right-hand wing
flanked by round turret. WEST FRONT. 2-storey canted bay in centre. Mixture
of square-headed and pointed arch windows throughout with dripstones over.
Tudor style brick chimneys, of many different configurations, some dating from
the 1870 alterations. INTERIOR. Octagonal south room, now a chapel, with
panelled and decorated neo-classical ceiling and doorhood in similar style with
inset panel showing antique relief painting. SOUTH DRAWING ROOM. 2 similar
door hoods. LIBRARY. Ribbed neo-Jacobean ceiling and wood panelled and vaulted
ceiling in window bay. WEST DRAWING ROOM. 2 Gothick revival doorcases. In
this house Decimus Burton grew up. See Philip Miller, Decimus Burton, 1800-1881
Exhib Cat, Building Centre, London, 1981.


Listing NGR: TQ5776844020

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