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Spade House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sandgate, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0747 / 51°4'28"N

Longitude: 1.1525 / 1°9'9"E

OS Eastings: 620935

OS Northings: 135326

OS Grid: TR209353

Mapcode National: GBR V0P.J6D

Mapcode Global: FRA F698.W9F

Plus Code: 9F3335F3+V2

Entry Name: Spade House

Listing Date: 11 March 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175410

Location: Sandgate, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, CT20

County: Kent

District: Folkestone and Hythe

Civil Parish: Sandgate

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Description



1.
5281 RADNOR CLIFF CRESENT
(West Side)
SANDGATE
Spade House
TR 2035 SE 7/37
II* GV
2.
Mid C19 with additions of 1903 Designed by C F A Voysey, architect, for H G Wells.
2 storeys. White roughcast walls, stone dressings. Mullioned Windows with leaded
lights. Tiled roof. entrance front has doorway with Tudor arch. 2 storeyed
canted bay of stone to left. To left mullioned windows to 1st floor. Sloping
buttressat corners. 2 storeyed block at right angles added in l920's. Canted
front of2 storeys. To the right the ground rises to lst floor garden porch
flanked by hipped bay windows. To left mullioned windows on both floors. Canted
bay window to left with balcony above. Sloping buttress. End gable tile hung.
Tall roughcast chimneystacks. The interior contains arched doorcases and a staircase
which incorporates 2 round-headed arches divided by a twisted column. It was
at SpadeHouse that Wells wrote 'Mankind in the making', 'A Modern Utopia', 'In
the Days of the Comet', 'The New Machiavelli', 'The War in the Air', 'Tono Bungay', 3ungay',
'Anticipations', 'The Food of the Gods', 'Ann Veronica', 'Kipps', 'The History
of Mr Polly', 'New Worlds for Old', and 'First and Last Things'.

Spade House forms a group with Endcliffe House, St Paul's Vicarage and Vicarage
Cottage. Sea Lady and East Cliff House. Vicarage Road.


Listing NGR: TR2093535326

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