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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: HOLWOOD MANSION

List entry Number: 1281097

Location

HOLWOOD MANSION, WESTERHAM ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityBromleyLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 358600

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

WESTERHAM ROAD, KESTON 1. 4407 Holwood Mansion TQ 46 SW 12/63 10.1.55. I

2. William Pitt the younger had a house here on this site. This was demolished and rebuilt by Decimus Burton for John Ward in 1825. Lord Cranworth, who was Lord Chancellor from 1852-8 and from 1865-6 also lived here. 2 storeys. 13 windows. White brick on a stone base with stone stringcourse cornice and parapet. The north-west or entrance front has a central projecting portion of 3 windows with a recessed porch in this having 2 fluted stone Greek Doric columns, a window on each side of the porch flanked by pilasters and a stone entablature with pediment over. At each end is a one-storey pavilion of 3 round-headed windows with a pediment over. At the north- east end is a service wing of 9 windows. The south-east or garden front has a central bow with 4 free-standing fluted Ionic columns and 2 Doric pilasters standing on a plinth of 6 semi-circular steps and rising the whole height of the house with a stone entablature above. The 3 window bays at each end are recessed. Their ground floor has 2 fluted Doric columns and 2 pilasters. To the south-east of the house is a very fine cedar tree at least as old as Pitt's time.

Listing NGR: TQ4224263549

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National Grid Reference: TQ 42242 63549

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