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Latitude: 51.3094 / 51°18'33"N
Longitude: 0.2611 / 0°15'39"E
OS Eastings: 557692
OS Northings: 159121
OS Grid: TQ576591
Mapcode National: GBR WM.BGZ
Mapcode Global: VHHPM.GCW2
Entry Name: St Clere
Listing Date: 10 September 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1258564
English Heritage Legacy ID: 445212
Location: Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15
Civil Parish: Kemsing
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Kemsing St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 55 NE 43/588 lO.9.54.
Large house of 2nd quarter of C17. Entrance front of 3 storeys, attic and basement.
5 windows, plus windows in octagonal angle towers. High pitched hipped slated
roof has row of coupled tall chimneys, now rendered, all along ridge. 3 pedimented
dormers. Modillioned cornice and parapet of 1767 (date on rainwater head).
Raised brick quoins and shouldered architraves (now rendered) to sash windows
with glazing bars in exposed frames. Projecting Cl9 central porch with rusticated
brick columns and stone entablature with ball finials. Inside hall panelling
of C18 and good C18 staircase. Also chimneypiece by Sir John Soane, brought
from Bank of England. Simpler South front, without towers or porch, has balustraded
stone terrace up 7 steps. Later additions to East of house. Related in style
to original Chevening House.
St Clere, the forecourt wall and gates, the outbuild to North-east and the
outbuilding to North-West form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ5769259121
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