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Charlton Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bishopsbourne, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2231 / 51°13'23"N

Longitude: 1.1353 / 1°8'7"E

OS Eastings: 619026

OS Northings: 151770

OS Grid: TR190517

Mapcode National: GBR TYX.CTK

Mapcode Global: VHLGV.MJK7

Entry Name: Charlton Park

Listing Date: 29 September 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170987

Location: Bishopsbourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT4

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Civil Parish: Bishopsbourne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

Charlton Park
TR 1951 23/134 29.9.52


Originally called Charlton Place. C18 front to an older building. Two storeys
and attic. Stuccoed cornice and parapet with a centre pediment conceals 4
dormers. Twelve windows, hung sashes with glazing bars, with rectangular recesses
above first floor windows. The building consists of a wide centre portion
and narrow recessed wings which were added in the C18, the north wing having
one window bay, the south 2. Wide central doorcase and pilasters, projecting
cornice over, moulded architrave surround and door of 6 fielded panels. At
the back on the west side 3 gables of the older building are visible. In the
north-west corner is an early C19 addition of an L-wing with higher elevation
but of only 2 storeys. This has a wide curved bay of 3 windows on both floors,
those on the first floor being very tall with balconettes to light the ball
room. This ball room is said to have been added by or for George IV who is
said to have been a frequent visitor to the house between 1795 and 1820.
Other portions of the interior contain early C16 black and white wall paintings
and ceiling beams.

Listing NGR: TR1902651770

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