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Ightham Place

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ightham, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2875 / 51°17'15"N

Longitude: 0.287 / 0°17'13"E

OS Eastings: 559577

OS Northings: 156747

OS Grid: TQ595567

Mapcode National: GBR XH.R1T

Mapcode Global: VHHPM.XWLW

Entry Name: Ightham Place

Listing Date: 3 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357284

Location: Ightham, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Ightham

Built-Up Area: 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 5956 IGHTHAM THE STREET
5/13 (south-east side)

Ightham Place
GV
II*


Late C18 house extended by William Burges in 1869 for the Rev James Sandford-Bailey.
C18 wing to right, taller Burges wing to left, crossing the T. Right wing. Red brick
with plain tile roof one ridge stack to right. Two storeys; 4 windows originally, all
glazing bar sashes, that in second bay, from left replaced by blank panel. The
original doorway below has been blocked and replaced by a small stone-dressed window
with one mullion. Left wing. Three-sided apsidal end to front. Uncoursed squared
rubble stone with steeply pitched tiled roof and ridge cresting. Single windows with
trefoil heads in left-hand and centre bays of apse, main entrance of house in
right-hand bay. Arched doorway surround to stout double-doors with foliated
metalwork. Large pentice hood over. Garden front. Burges wing with gable over
topped by coping and kneelers. Wide mullion transom ground floor window with blind
trefoiled heads smaller mullioned window above. Interior: Entrance hall with
barrel-vault and 2-flight wooden stair leading up to landing. Panelled balustrade
with punched out stars. North-east drawing room with very tall C13 French-type
fireplace supporting bear, all in stone. East drawing room with Delft tiled
fireplace, probably built for Raspit Hill but not seemingly used. Ightham Place was
originally the Dower House for Ightham Court.


Listing NGR: TQ5957756747

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