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Danson Park Mansion

A Grade I Listed Building in Bexley, London

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Latitude: 51.4564 / 51°27'23"N

Longitude: 0.1183 / 0°7'6"E

OS Eastings: 547273

OS Northings: 175179

OS Grid: TQ472751

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.Y8V

Mapcode Global: VHHNS.0NFC

Plus Code: 9F32F449+H8

Entry Name: Danson Park Mansion

Listing Date: 1 October 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 198666

Location: Danson Park, Bexley, London, DA6

County: London

District: Bexley

Electoral Ward/Division: Danson Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bexley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Welling St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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TQ 47 NE 2/9 Danson Park Mansion
This mansion was built by Sir Robert Taylor about 1765 for Alderman, later
Sir, John Boyd and originally called Banson Hill. Wings were added later,
which have since been demolished. The Park was laid out by 'Capability' Brown
in 1761. The house is of Portland stone; the ground floor being rusticated.
It has 3 storeys; the principal apartments being on the first floor. Heavy
modillion eaves cornice. Slate roof. Windows in moulded architrave surrounds,
with glazing bars intact; those on the first floor having projecting cornices
over and panels of balustrading below. All 4 fronts are exposed, but the north
and south fronts are slightly wider than the east and west fronts. The east,
west and south fronts have a canted bay of 3 windows on all floors in the centre.
The north front has a square central projection, with a pediment over containing
a round window in the typanum. The entrance is on this side. Nineteen wide
steps, with a balustrade on each side, lead up to the front door, on the piano
nobile. This has engaged Corinthian columns, a modillion cornice and a vase
over it between volutes and a medallion and swags between the architrave and
the moulded surround of the door. The interior has a fine central oval staircase,
with a gallery of 8 Ionic columns on the second floor and an oval dome above,
and some fine rooms.

Listing NGR: TQ4727375179

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