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Latitude: 51.1857 / 51°11'8"N
Longitude: 0.1425 / 0°8'33"E
OS Eastings: 549831
OS Northings: 145126
OS Grid: TQ498451
Mapcode National: GBR LMQ.LVD
Mapcode Global: VHHQ4.FG6C
Entry Name: Chiddingstone Castle
Listing Date: 16 January 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1252483
English Heritage Legacy ID: 357049
Location: Chiddingstone, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN8
Civil Parish: Chiddingstone
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Chiddingstone St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
In the entry for CHIDDINGSTONE CHIDDINGSTONE CORNER
6/234 Chiddingstone Castle
the grade should be amended to read II*
5280 CHIDDINGSTONE CHIDDINGSTONE CORNER
TQ 4945 6/234
C17 house, altered and extended in Cl8. Gothicised circa 1800. Further Gothicising
took place after 1829, done by Henry Kendal (designs exhibited Royal Academy
1838). Main north front of 3 storeys 5 windows. Coursed freestone with corbelled
battlements. Square towers at left; and octagonal towers flanking centre bay.
Windows in chamfered reveals under hoodmoulds, some with modern bars and some
with wooden tracery. In centre and on ground floor windows stone-mullioned
with tracery. Centre traceried double door in many-chamfered arch. Back view
shows clear distinction between 2 periods of Gothicising. The earlier part
has pointed windows with wood tracery bars; the later square headed windows
with stone tracery.
Inside several C17 features remain, notably staircase (although with Cl8 balusters
inserted) and panelling.
Large archaeological and Oriental collections on display. Formerly the home
of the Streatfeild family.
Listing NGR: TQ4983145126
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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