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Granite Column in Rear Garden of Number 5

A Grade II Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2841 / 51°17'2"N

Longitude: 0.1757 / 0°10'32"E

OS Eastings: 551825

OS Northings: 156129

OS Grid: TQ518561

Mapcode National: GBR T4.T4Q

Mapcode Global: VHHPL.0Z7J

Entry Name: Granite Column in Rear Garden of Number 5

Listing Date: 7 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336380

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172272

Location: Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Sevenoaks

Built-Up Area: Sevenoaks

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Riverhead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

The following entry:-
5280 0/1148
Granite Column in rear
garden of No 5
shall be amended to read:-
Granite Column in rear
SP1148 garden of No 5
- 7.1.86 II


5280 0/1148 Granite Column in rear
garden of No 5
Probably later C19. Tall Doric column of red Cornish granite, now in rear garden to No 5
Pontoise Close, but originally in the grounds of Bradbourne Hall (demolished). The
column formed the centrepiece of a Druidical circle, some of the remnants of which
remain eg monoliths in gardens to Nos 6 and 8. Thought to have been fashioned and
erected by order of the then owner, Francis Crawshay (1811-78), of the Crawshay family
of Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil; the Crawshays were amongst leading late C18 and
early C19 iron masters in South Wales, and owned iron tinplate works in the Merthyr
Tydfil area. Francis Crawshay was a member of the Order of Druids of Wales, and is
thought to have trected a Druidical Circle at Pontypridd, when he managed the family
tinplate works at nearby Treforest.

Listing NGR: TQ5182556129

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