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Bourne Park House

A Grade I Listed Building in Bishopsbourne, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2357 / 51°14'8"N

Longitude: 1.1232 / 1°7'23"E

OS Eastings: 618123

OS Northings: 153136

OS Grid: TR181531

Mapcode National: GBR TYQ.GSK

Mapcode Global: VHLGV.F65K

Plus Code: 9F3364PF+77

Entry Name: Bourne Park House

Listing Date: 29 September 1952

Last Amended: 14 March 1980

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298969

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170984

Location: Bishopsbourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT4

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Bishopsbourne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Bourne Park House
(formerly listed as
Bourne Park)
TR 1853 22/132 29.9.52


Originally called Bourne Place. The present building was built by Sir Anthony
and Dame Elizabeth Aucher in 1701 on the site of an older building of which
the original owners were the Bourne family. A large rectangular mansion of
2 storeys, attic and basement in red brick with hipped tile roof and wooden
modillion eaves cornice. The entrance front has 13 windows and 6 dormers.
The central portion of 5 windows projects slightly with a pediment over containing
a Venetian attic window. Windows with stone keystones and hung sashes with
glazing bars. Stone stringcourse and rusticated quoins to each of the 3 sections.
The wings have 3 dormers each with pediments, the centre of each group of 3
having a segmental pediment, the outer ones triangular. Central doorway with
fluted Ionic pilasters, curved pediment containing a cartouche and door of
8 fielded panels at the head of 8 steps edged by a stone wall which is continued
in brick in front of the basement forecourt interspersed with stone piers.
The west or garden front is similar without the basement forecourt or the central
doorway and has only 5 dormers, all with triangular pediments. The north and
south fronts have 4 windows each, the north front having a small porch.
The interior was altered in 1848, but contains a good C18 staircase, panelling
and ceilings. Country Life articles, Volume 51, page 602 and 636.

Listing NGR: TR1812353136

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