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Wooton Court

Hob Uid: 466078
Location :
Kent
Dover
Denton with Wootton
Grid Ref : TR2250046620
Summary : A house, possibly a Benedictine grange, was extant here in 1170 and belonged to Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury. Rebuilt in 1790, it was used as a school until 1939. Demolished in 1952
More information : TR 22504662. Wootton Court, a former country mansion now destroyed, formed part of the lands of Christ Church. It appears to have been designed as a secular house and was in existence at least as early as 1170. The house was redesigned on a "grand scale" by John Plaw in 1790. It was recased in flint and hard brick in 1876 by George Joseph Murray. It was used as a school until 1939. In 1952 everything was demolished except the stable block. The plan (see illustration card) is based on a "photographic boyhood memory". Further architectural details are provided. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Archaeol Cantiana 85 1970 pp66-70 (A Baker and SE Rigold)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : House, Benedictine Grange
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
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Monument End Date : 1939
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Monument Type : School
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
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Monument End Date : 1952
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Monument Type : House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 24 NW 28
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 464467
Relationship type : General association

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