TOWN SURVEY UPDATE 2010

UPPER HIGH STREET EAST Building: The Manor House

Listing:

Grade II, LBS number 172179

History:

Originally built as a Dower House to Knole Park on the site of the medieval New Inn purchased by Bourchier in 1481. 3rd Duke of Dorset built it for Captain Coast and his family, whom he had ruined by gambling.

Current Use:

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Sevenoaks School teaching and administration

Description:

Late 18C, coursed local stone with flint infilling to mortar joints. Symmetrical five window façade of two storeys. Hipped slate mansard roof. 5 flat-roofed leaded dormers containing sash windows. Centre large dormer. Sash windows on first floor. Centre projecting flat-roofed glazed porch with corner pillars. Glazed double doors with late C18 fanlight over with tracery. One storey wing to left of elevation with hipped slate roof. Interior hall with elliptical well staircase lighted by domed skylight. Boundary wall in ragstone.