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Dorton House School for the Blind

A Grade II Listed Building in Seal, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2855 / 51°17'7"N

Longitude: 0.219 / 0°13'8"E

OS Eastings: 554840

OS Northings: 156379

OS Grid: TQ548563

Mapcode National: GBR TZ.ZV5

Mapcode Global: VHHPL.RY4D

Entry Name: Dorton House School for the Blind

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 447409

Location: Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Seal

Built-Up Area: Sevenoaks

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Seal St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

1.
5280 SEAL SEAL
Park Lane
(West Side)

Dorton House
(School for the Blind)
TQ 55 NW 42/1029

II


2.
The original building a mid C18 house of 2 storeys, 2, 3 and 2 bays, symmetrical.
Ends project slightly. Galletted coursed, squared rubble with ashlar quoins
and dressings. Third storey added circa 18OO by George Dance the younger.
Low pitched hipped slated roof partly concealed behind balustrade above entablature
with modillion cornice. Moulded architraves with triple keystones to later
casement windows. Bands resting on the keystones. In late C19 large north
additions were made in a similar style externally. Inside the old house was
largely remodelled in a very rich style, leaving little original work behind.
Large Eastern extensions for school purposes not included.


Listing NGR: TQ5484056379

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

Description

1.
5280 SEAL SEAL
Park Lane
(West Side)

Dorton House
(School for the Blind)
TQ 55 NW 42/1029

II


2.
The original building a mid C18 house of 2 storeys, 2, 3 and 2 bays, symmetrical.
Ends project slightly. Galletted coursed, squared rubble with ashlar quoins
and dressings. Third storey added circa 18OO by George Dance the younger.
Low pitched hipped slated roof partly concealed behind balustrade above entablature
with modillion cornice. Moulded architraves with triple keystones to later
casement windows. Bands resting on the keystones. In late C19 large north
additions were made in a similar style externally. Inside the old house was
largely remodelled in a very rich style, leaving little original work behind.
Large Eastern extensions for school purposes not included.


Listing NGR: TQ5484056379

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