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Park House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2892 / 51°17'21"N

Longitude: 0.5209 / 0°31'15"E

OS Eastings: 575877

OS Northings: 157469

OS Grid: TQ758574

Mapcode National: GBR PR1.0K2

Mapcode Global: VHJM6.ZV7L

Entry Name: Park House

Listing Date: 2 August 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173277

Location: Maidstone, Kent, ME14

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Town: Maidstone

Electoral Ward/Division: North

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Park House
TQ 75 NE 9/125

A square house built in 1792. 2 storeys and attics ashlar with stone galleting.
Mansarded slate roof. Cornice and parapet with balustraded panels inserted
in front of the dormer windows. 4 pedimented dormers. Long and short stone
quoins. 5 sashes on 3 fronts. Glazing bars intact on the 1st floor only.
On the west front is a curved bay in the centre. this has 3 windows on the
1st floor and on the ground floor 2 windows, between them a bulging semi-circular
porch projecting beyond the bay, with engaged Doric columns, triglyph frieze,
but modern door. 5 stone steps to street. The south front has an addition
of 2 storeys of lower elevation. 3 sashes, but 2 round-headed sashes on ground
floor, Stringcourse.

The interior contains a fine circular staircase with scrolled tread ends and
plain column newel post. Good moulded cornices and C18 Adamesque fireplaces.
From 1875-1893 the house was occupied by Edmund Lew Lushington, the Greek scholar
and Egyptologist, who married Tennyson's sister Cecilia. It is described in
the Prologue of ┬ĘThe Princess", Tennyson used frequently to stay there, and
also other well-known figures of the day.

Listing NGR: TQ7561457132

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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