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Barham Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Teston, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2566 / 51°15'23"N

Longitude: 0.4447 / 0°26'40"E

OS Eastings: 570684

OS Northings: 153661

OS Grid: TQ706536

Mapcode National: GBR NPZ.57G

Mapcode Global: VHJMC.NPF2

Plus Code: 9F327C4V+JV

Entry Name: Barham Court

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251014

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433580

Location: Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Teston

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Teston St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

Tagged with: English country house

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Description


Barham Court
TQ 75 SW TESTON
2/240
25.7.52
GV II*

House. Remodelled circa 1791-1792 by B.H. Latrobe (his first job). Largely
rebuilt 1932-33 by Sir Herbert Baker after fire, except cross-wing, which
may be by Latrobe. (J. Newman, B.O.E. Series, West Kent and the Weald, 1980).
Channelled render to cross-wing, plain render to main range. Slate roof.
Double-depth main range running east-west. Cross-wing to west end, projecting
slightly to north and south. 2 storeys on rendered plinth. Plat band,
moulded to wing. Rusticated quoins to wing. Moulded rendered cornice and
balustraded parapet. Roof of main range hipped to east with small bell cupola.
Wing hipped to north and south. 11 rendered stacks. North elevation: irregular
fenestration of 12 recessed sashes; four 12-pane to east half of main range;
two 12-pane to west half over portico, flanking three round-headed sashes
with moulded eared architraves, shouldered bases, and keystones. Three 12-pane
sashes with thin glazing bars to cross-wing. 15-pane sashes to ground floor.
Single-storey stuccoed portico with moulded cornice on four pairs of Ionic
columns to west half of main range. Central section of portico infilled
to form porch, containing panelled double doors with semi-circular fanlight,
in eared round-headed architrave with achievements to keystone. West
elevation of wing 3 bays. Conservatory attached to ground floor; stuccoed,
on 2 moulded stone steps, with low plinth, moulded cornice, parapet, and
paired engaged Ionic columns, Multipane glazing between columns and hipped
glazed roof. South elevation: overlooking Medway valley. Twelve 12-pane
sashes, and one 2-storey rendered and glazed porch with pedimented gable
to west of centre. 2 single-storey pilastered rectangular bay windows with
balustraded parapets. Service wing running north from east end of north
elevation. Stuccoed. 2 low storeys, with plain parapet. Three 12-pane
first-floor sashes and 3 round-headed ground-floor sashes. Returns to east
to connect with north-west wing of stables. Interior: only partly inspected.
Central east-west ground-floor corridor to wing, with rounded west end. Rooms
to north and south of corridor with late C18 plaster friezes and ceilings.
Enriched marble fireplace to each room. Main range with concrete floors,
under-floor heating, and 3 ground-floor rooms decorated in an C18 style, with
plaster cornices and ceilings. Eared round-headed door architraves. Entrance
all with cantilevered staircase with turned balusters in an C18 style.
William Wilberforce stayed frequently in late C18.


Listing NGR: TQ7068453661

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