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Throwley House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sheldwich, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2752 / 51°16'30"N

Longitude: 0.8812 / 0°52'52"E

OS Eastings: 601055

OS Northings: 156839

OS Grid: TR010568

Mapcode National: GBR SWH.TX9

Mapcode Global: VHKK2.766R

Entry Name: Throwley House

Listing Date: 2 November 1978

Last Amended: 10 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 176859

Location: Sheldwich, Swale, Kent, ME13

County: Kent

District: Swale

Civil Parish: Sheldwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TR 05 NW SHELDWICH ASHFORD ROAD
(west side)

1/61 Throwley House
2.11.78 (formerly listed
in Throwley C.P.)

GV II*

House. Early C19 rebuilding of C18 or C17 house. Painted brick,and
mathematical tile on lathe and plaster base to return and rear walls.
Slated roof. Two storeys and basement with paired modillion eaves to hipped
roof with stacks to left, centre, right and rear. Regular fenestration of
5 glazing bar sashes on first floor and 4 on ground floor, all with gauged
heads. Central half-glazed door with rectangular fanlight. Porch with
paired Ionic columns, attached cast wreaths to cornice, and incised Greek
Keys on door surround. Left return and rear: continuous verandah with tent
roof on slender posts: Glazing bar sashes with shutters, and French windows
on ground floor. Interior: Doric columned screen with elliptical arch from
doorway to stair hall. Stair late C19 insertion but with original octagonal
toplit dome. All rooms with egg and tongue and modillion cornices. Drawing
room with Corinthian screen and enriched soffits and Neo-classical tiled fire-
place. Internal shutters to French windows slide into wall cavities. Palmette
frieze. Second drawing room, urn and acanthus frieze, scrolled and enriched
pediments over doors. Fireplace with Corinthan paired columns,enriched,
supporting overmantel with paired Ionic columns and scrolled pediment with
bracket for statue. Dining room with gilded wallpaper (the gold leaf now
overpainted). Guilloched frieze and Wedgwood -style plaster plaques over
the doors. Re-used C16 or C17 fireplace, possibly colonial in original,
with (apparantly) a native King or Queen as supporters.


Listing NGR: TR0106356852

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