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Bishops Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Sundridge, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2788 / 51°16'43"N

Longitude: 0.1323 / 0°7'56"E

OS Eastings: 548818

OS Northings: 155450

OS Grid: TQ488554

Mapcode National: GBR LLJ.Q8Q

Mapcode Global: VHHPR.74T1

Entry Name: Bishops Court

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Last Amended: 20 September 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 448446

Location: Sundridge with Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Sundridge with Ide Hill

Built-Up Area: Sundridge

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Sundridge St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

1.
5280 SUNDRIDGE SUNDRIDGE
Main Road
(South Side)

Nos 41 to 49 (odd)
(Bishop's Cottage)
TQ 4855 32/1280

II


2.
Large C18 house of 9 windows. 2 storeys, attic and basement. 5-window centre
section, and flanking 2-bay sections with corner pilasters. Left section has
half-hipped tile-hung gabled attic with large modern window. Centre section
has high pitched tiled roof with 3 gabled modern dormers. Shallower right part
almost entirely rebuilt. Painted brick. 1st floor band and basement plinth
to centre part. 1-storey projection at right of central door. All windows
replaced sashes with glazing bars except 3-window Venetian-like group at ground
floor left; and early C19 sashes with bars in right part. Also in right part
early C19 door, with patterned fanlight, in reproduction wood doorcase. Late
C19 door, under flat hood, in centre. House was once the home of Bishop Porteus
of Chester whom William Pitt made Bishop of London in 1787, He died in 1809 and
is buried at Sundridge. One of the many scandalous pluralists of that time.

Nos 41 to 49 (odd)
(Bishop"s Cottage)

shall be amended to read

Nos 41 to 47 (odd) and Bishops Court

------------------------------------

1.
5280 SUNDRIDGE SUNDRIDGE
Main Road
(South Side)

Nos 41 to 49 (odd)
(Bishop's Cottage)
TQ 4855 32/1280

II


2.
Large C18 house of 9 windows. 2 storeys, attic and basement. 5-window centre
section, and flanking 2-bay sections with corner pilasters. Left section has
half- hipped tile-hung gabled attic with large modern window. Centre section
has high pitched tiled roof with 3 gabled modern dormers. Shallower right part
almost entirely rebuilt. Painted brick. 1st floor band and basement plinth
to centre part. 1-storey projection at right of central door. All windows
replaced sashes with glazing bars except 3-window Venetian-like group at ground
floor left; and early C19 sashes with bars in right part. Also in right part
early C19 door, with patterned fanlight, in reproduction wood doorcase. Late
C19 door, under flat hood, in centre. House was once the home of Bishop Porteus
of Chester whom William Pitt made Bishop of London in 1787. He died in 1809
and is buried at Sundridge. One of the many scandalous pluralists of that time.


Listing NGR: TQ4881855450

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

Description

1.
5280 SUNDRIDGE SUNDRIDGE
Main Road
(South Side)

Nos 41 to 49 (odd)
(Bishop's Cottage)
TQ 4855 32/1280

II


2.
Large C18 house of 9 windows. 2 storeys, attic and basement. 5-window centre
section, and flanking 2-bay sections with corner pilasters. Left section has
half-hipped tile-hung gabled attic with large modern window. Centre section
has high pitched tiled roof with 3 gabled modern dormers. Shallower right part
almost entirely rebuilt. Painted brick. 1st floor band and basement plinth
to centre part. 1-storey projection at right of central door. All windows
replaced sashes with glazing bars except 3-window Venetian-like group at ground
floor left; and early C19 sashes with bars in right part. Also in right part
early C19 door, with patterned fanlight, in reproduction wood doorcase. Late
C19 door, under flat hood, in centre. House was once the home of Bishop Porteus
of Chester whom William Pitt made Bishop of London in 1787, He died in 1809 and
is buried at Sundridge. One of the many scandalous pluralists of that time.

Nos 41 to 49 (odd)
(Bishop"s Cottage)

shall be amended to read

Nos 41 to 47 (odd) and Bishops Court

------------------------------------

1.
5280 SUNDRIDGE SUNDRIDGE
Main Road
(South Side)

Nos 41 to 49 (odd)
(Bishop's Cottage)
TQ 4855 32/1280

II


2.
Large C18 house of 9 windows. 2 storeys, attic and basement. 5-window centre
section, and flanking 2-bay sections with corner pilasters. Left section has
half- hipped tile-hung gabled attic with large modern window. Centre section
has high pitched tiled roof with 3 gabled modern dormers. Shallower right part
almost entirely rebuilt. Painted brick. 1st floor band and basement plinth
to centre part. 1-storey projection at right of central door. All windows
replaced sashes with glazing bars except 3-window Venetian-like group at ground
floor left; and early C19 sashes with bars in right part. Also in right part
early C19 door, with patterned fanlight, in reproduction wood doorcase. Late
C19 door, under flat hood, in centre. House was once the home of Bishop Porteus
of Chester whom William Pitt made Bishop of London in 1787. He died in 1809
and is buried at Sundridge. One of the many scandalous pluralists of that time.


Listing NGR: TQ4881855450

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