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Mote House

Hob Uid: 415708
Location :
Kent
Maidstone
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ7813054970
Summary : Country house built near the site of a 14th century castelled manor house which was demolished circa 1800. The country house was constructed between 1793 and 1801 by the architect Daniel Alexander. The house is of three storeys, constructed of brick and stone with a slate roof.
More information : (TQ 78135497) Mote House (NAT) (1)

Mote House. Built between 1793 and 1801.
Early 19th century stables to Mote House.
Stone Pavilion in Mote Park, erected in 1801.
(For full descriptive text, see list). (2)

TQ 781551. Maidstone. Mote House. Listed as a Medieval moated site. (3)

Additional bibliography. (4 - 5)

TQ 78095499. Mote House, now used as a Cheshire Home, is as described. TQ 78115508. The stable block is fairly well preserved and is in use as a Council depot.
TQ 77565442. The stone pavilion or temple is as described but is an early stage of decay. The medieval moat (3) was not identified. The present house was almost certainly the first building to occupy the high ground overlooking the large artificial lake. Presumably a moated site would lie on the lower slopes near the river but the banks of the River Len have become overgrown and the numerous small ponds are slowly silting up. The large lake created by damming the Len is used for recreational purposes. (6-7)

In 2010 Mote Park was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and many different aspects of the park, including the pavilion, were refurbished with the work being completed in 2012. (8)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 1:10000 1979
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) District of Maidstone, Kent. August 1974, 79
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Source Number : 3
Source : Moated Sites Research Group report
Source details :
Page(s) : 47
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Vol(s) : 6, 1979
Source Number : 4
Source : West Kent and the Weald
Source details :
Page(s) : 413-14
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Source Number : 5
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
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Page(s) : 222
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Vol(s) : 93, 1977
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 12-AUG-86
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Source Number : 7
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Kent
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Vol(s) : PART 24
Source Number : 8
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Maidstone Borough Council, [Accessed 13-AUG-2012]
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished c1800
Monument End Date : 1810
Monument Start Date : 1790
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Constructed 1793-1801
Monument End Date : 1801
Monument Start Date : 1793
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 173446
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 75 SE 28
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1335216
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: OS SWEEPS
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1983-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 75 SE 27
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1986-08-12
End Date : 1986-08-12
Associated Activities : Primary, MOTE PARK HOUSE, MOTE PARK
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2010-01-01
End Date : 2010-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, MOTE HOUSE, MOTE PARK
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2010-01-01
End Date : 2010-12-31