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Ightham Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ightham, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2948 / 51°17'41"N

Longitude: 0.2864 / 0°17'10"E

OS Eastings: 559506

OS Northings: 157559

OS Grid: TQ595575

Mapcode National: GBR XH.BVM

Mapcode Global: VHHPM.XQ88

Entry Name: Ightham Court

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357252

Location: Ightham, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Ightham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Ightham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 55 NE IGHTHAM FEN POND ROAD
1/3 (east side)

1.8.52 Ightham Court

II*

House. Mid-C16. One recess of the original H-plan filled in by a projecting 4-storey
classical frontispiece of 1575. Various C19 and C20 alterations. Ragstone ashlar
plinth to west front, ragstone ashlar basement to all other sides. Red brick above
with stone dressing and crenellated parapet hiding slate roof. Three large groups of
chimneys, C20 copies of those shown in the Kip engraving. West side 3 bay central
frontispiece, one bay flanks, each of 3 storeys, with C19 Tudor Gothic mullion and
transom windows on first and second floors; tall splayed bays with glazing bar sashes
on ground floor. Four-storey frontispiece, becoming squatter towards the top, with
thin columns, order by order, supporting a flattened pediment, incorporating raised
panel. Each order has full entablature, full columns in centre, half columns
outside. Two outer windows on first floor are round. Ashlar-faced ground floor with
2 rusticated arched windows cut off by projecting C19 porch with double ribbed doors.
North side. Central 2½-storey projection with canted corners. Symmetrical 2 windows
first floor and 4 window ground floor. Arched central entrance up 4 steps in recess
behind 4-centred arched surround with moulded imposts. Double Gothick-head glazed
margin light doors. East side. Central recess with two one-bay wings. Tower
supporting clock cupola to right of recess. Irregular fenestration. Interior:
Nothing remains of interiors except early C17 wooden balustraded open-newel back
stairs.


Listing NGR: TQ5950657559

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