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Darenth House darenth Hulme

A Grade II Listed Building in Shoreham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3399 / 51°20'23"N

Longitude: 0.1752 / 0°10'30"E

OS Eastings: 551606

OS Northings: 162339

OS Grid: TQ516623

Mapcode National: GBR T1.6V8

Mapcode Global: VHHPC.ZLG5

Plus Code: 9F3285QG+X3

Entry Name: Darenth House darenth Hulme

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243748

English Heritage Legacy ID: 448003

Location: Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Shoreham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Shoreham St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Shacklands Road
(South Side)

Darenth House.
Darenth Hulme.
TQ 5162 29/1214


Formerly one residence although built at different dates, 1869 mainly. Darenth
House is left part (of 2 bays) and Darenth Hulme right part of irregular 5-bay
house. 2 storeys. 2nd bay from left is projecting, 3 storey tower with pyramidal
roof and dormers. High pitched tiled roofs. At right of tower 2 half dormers,
with bargeboarded gables, breaking eaves. Wall material brown knapped flint
with stone quoins and window dressings and diagonal brick strings. Plinth of
black knapped flints. Relieving arches, to door and some windows, filled with
ornament of black and white flint pebbles. Yellow brick lacing bands. Stone
door surrounds at back and front have incised carvings of fossils; and rear
elevation shows 2 squarebays with paleontological pseudo-capitals at angles.
Ornamental rainwater pipes with gargoyles on hopper heads.
The house was built by Sir Joseph Prestwich the geologist, hence the use of
fossils as an ornamental theme. Inside all fireplaces are of different polished
stones; and a painted ceiling depicts the flora and fauna of different geological
eras; but has been covered with whitewash.
Right extension of circa 1898 in similar style. 2 storeys, 1 bay; with pyramidal
roof and one projecting one-storey section.
Inside Darenth Hulme, a drawingroom with small side chamber decorated entirely
with tiles from William de Morgan's workshop, in several patterns. 2 similar
panels of tiles at entrance to room.

Darenth House and Darenth Hulme form a group with the Coach House and stable block.

Listing NGR: TQ5160662339

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