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Brasted Place and Saxon Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Brasted, Kent

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Latitude: 51.275 / 51°16'29"N

Longitude: 0.1157 / 0°6'56"E

OS Eastings: 547668

OS Northings: 154997

OS Grid: TQ476549

Mapcode National: GBR LLJ.S3V

Mapcode Global: VHHPQ.Y6HY

Entry Name: Brasted Place and Saxon Cross

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356912

Location: Brasted, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN16

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

Civil Parish: Brasted

Built-Up Area: Brasted

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Brasted St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

High Street
(South Side)
Brasted Place and
Saxon Cross
TQ 4755 2/47
TQ 45 SE 45/47 10.9.54.


Circa 1784. Designed by Robert Adam for John Turton, physician to George III.
Later additions. 5-bay Palladian villa of 2 storeys and basement. Slightly
projecting centre section under pediment with dentilled cornice and round window.
Ashlar sandstone masonry with patterned frieze to main entablature, double guilloche
first floor band and freestone basement plinth. 9 steps to tetrastyle porch
now glazed. Windows modern wood mullioned casements. 3-bay left return has
C19 1-storey canted extension and balustraded terrace. Rear elevation has coupled
corner Ionic pilasters and full height Ionic tetrastyle portico, opening to
terrace. Inside some original plaster reliefs remain in hall and drawing room;
and some ceiling and window enrichment. In situ 2 panels of Chinese wallpaper
depicting scenes of everyday life, the gift of George III who received it from
the Emporor of China. (Some removed to Kent Museum). In 1871 roof of house
raised to mansard form and round dormer windows inserted. Also Western additions
made, probably by Alfred Waterhouse, in French Renaissance style. A 3-window
link of 2 storeys, attic and basement, but at different levels from main house,
to taller, l-window pavilion. Slated mansard roofs, coursed rubble masonry.
Dormers round in link and pedimented in pavilion. Sash and casement windows
3-light in pavilion. Western extremity of 1871 wing now concealed by plain,
projecting modern extension; but on right return appears a tower of coursed
rubble masonry with ashlar dressings. 3 storeys and arched basement with entrance,
one window. Tall roof of reversed ogee shape, with fishscale slates octagonal
drum, open wood arcade and slated spirelet with vane. 2 high chimneys, linked
by stone arch, on roof of building behind. Date stone, with initialsWT at 2nd
floor level. New chapel building extends behind. In te wall is mounted a Saxon
cross, formerly set upon the rustic bridge to south-east. (Included in Sundridge

Listing NGR: TQ4767155002

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