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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
Plus Code: 9F3276P9+6H
Entry Name: Dorton House School for the Blind
Listing Date: 16 January 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1243509
English Heritage Legacy ID: 447409
Location: Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15
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
5280 SEAL SEAL
(School for the Blind)
TQ 55 NW 42/1029
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.
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