© Mr Jeremy Hills
GATES AND GATE PIERS TO THE WEST OF OXON HOATH, SCHOOL ROAD (south side)
WEST PECKHAM, TONBRIDGE AND MALLING, KENT
Mr Jeremy Hills
19 February 2003
19 April 1985
Date of last amendment:
19 April 1985
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TQ 65 SW WEST PECKHAM SCHOOL ROAD (south
- Gates and Gate-Piers
to the west of Oxon
Group of gates to the west of the house.
1. At end of main drive up to entrance front. 4 C18 gate piers, reputedly
from the Pre-Fire House of Parliament. 2 ashlar piers, with banded rustication
and top cornices. Surrounded by pedestals supporting globe on brackets with
4 globes projecting and small upper oblisk. 2 smaller outer piers with cornice,
pyramidal pedestal and globe. Tall iron gates in centre with over-throw and
spearhead railings. Railings beyond outer piers reputed to be copies of altar
rails of various North Italian Cathedrals.
2. 3 further sets of gates, wrought iron with standards and over-throw, to
west, south and north of the main gates. Probably C19 in date.
3. 1 highly decorated. set of wrought iron gates. Reputedly from Eltham Palace,
definitely later C17 to south of main gates, leading to garden at south of
house. Standards and over-throw.