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Sandilands and the Backs

A Grade II Listed Building in Worth, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2633 / 51°15'47"N

Longitude: 1.3893 / 1°23'21"E

OS Eastings: 636551

OS Northings: 157026

OS Grid: TR365570

Mapcode National: GBR X1B.Q32

Mapcode Global: VHMD8.1HBY

Plus Code: 9F33797Q+8P

Entry Name: Sandilands and the Backs

Listing Date: 24 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263942

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429079

Location: Worth, Dover, Kent, CT13

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Worth

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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In the entry for:
(south side)
Sandilands and The Backs

The first sentence of the description shall be amended to read:

"House, now subdivided, one part a private house the other a residential house"


TR 35 NE (South side)

2/139 Sandilands and
The Backs


House, now residential home. Circa 1930 for Lord Vestey, by Sir Reginald
Blomfield. Red brick in English Bond with plain tiled roof. L-shaped plan
with bowed re-entrant. Two storeys and attic on basement with plinth and
moulded cornice to hipped roof with 3 flat roofed dormers and stacks to
left and to right, at right angles to each other, and to rear. Projecting
4 bay centre piece with giant pilasters. Five glazing bar sashes on first
floor, 4 on ground floor, the centre and outer windows with keyed heads.
Central double 4-panelled doors with rectangular fanlight, moulded architrave
and flying cornice and 8 moulded steps. Regular fenestration of glazing bar
sashes throughout rear and return elevations. Wall extending to north of
main house about 6 feet high, enclosing The Backs, originally the service
wing to house of one storey and attic, with hipped roof, 3 flat roofed dormers
and canted bay to right with central glazed door. Interior: heavy bolection
moulded panelling in some rooms, moulded skirting and cornices throughout.
Oval rooms in re-entrant, with enriched lugged fireplaces. Staircase hall,
with small panel wainscotting, triple round headed arcade on one wall,
making 2 doorways and central recessed shell headed niche. Open well stair
with ramped moulded rail and turned balusters. The panelling in this hall
is reputed to have come from a Chateau owned by Lord Vestey in the Loire,
and some 200 years old.

Listing NGR: TR3655157025

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