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Swaylands School

A Grade II Listed Building in Penshurst, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1666 / 51°9'59"N

Longitude: 0.1923 / 0°11'32"E

OS Eastings: 553373

OS Northings: 143101

OS Grid: TQ533431

Mapcode National: GBR MP9.TNR

Mapcode Global: VHHQ5.9Y02

Entry Name: Swaylands School

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446419

Location: Penshurst, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Penshurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Penshurst St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

1.
5280 PENSHURST PENSHURST ROAD
(South Side)

Swaylands School
TQ 54 SW 54/852

II

2.
Mid-late C19 alterations and extensions by George Devey to an earlier C19 house.
Very long building. Main south front of 3 storeys. Projecting 3-bay centre
flanked by 3-bay side sections. At south end 2 further set back bays and returned
wing with higher back parts including octagonal battlemented tower, and 2-storey
battlemented front. Whole house in Tudor style with many gables. Red brick
with large diaper of blue headers, and stone dressings. Windows with stone
mullions and transoms. Tall slated roofs have high, grouped Tudor chimneys.
Northern part, added by Macartney in 1890, is stuccoed. Just south of this
is entrance under large Tudor arch with hoodmould. Long neo-classical extension
at far north end.
Entrance front a shallow U-shape. Battlemented right part has 2 square towers
with octagonal turrets. Left parts gabled, as on other front. Parapets to
projecting side wings. Entrances under 4-centred arches with varied enrichment.


Listing NGR: TQ5237045153

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

Description

1.
5280 PENSHURST PENSHURST ROAD
(South Side)

Swaylands School
TQ 54 SW 54/852

II

2.
Mid-late C19 alterations and extensions by George Devey to an earlier C19 house.
Very long building. Main south front of 3 storeys. Projecting 3-bay centre
flanked by 3-bay side sections. At south end 2 further set back bays and returned
wing with higher back parts including octagonal battlemented tower, and 2-storey
battlemented front. Whole house in Tudor style with many gables. Red brick
with large diaper of blue headers, and stone dressings. Windows with stone
mullions and transoms. Tall slated roofs have high, grouped Tudor chimneys.
Northern part, added by Macartney in 1890, is stuccoed. Just south of this
is entrance under large Tudor arch with hoodmould. Long neo-classical extension
at far north end.
Entrance front a shallow U-shape. Battlemented right part has 2 square towers
with octagonal turrets. Left parts gabled, as on other front. Parapets to
projecting side wings. Entrances under 4-centred arches with varied enrichment.


Listing NGR: TQ5237045153

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