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Chiddingstone Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Edenbridge, Kent

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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

Plus Code: 9F3254PV+72

Entry Name: Chiddingstone Castle

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252483

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357049

Location: Chiddingstone, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN8

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Chiddingstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Chiddingstone St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


6/234 Chiddingstone Castle

the grade should be amended to read II*

Chiddingstone Castle
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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