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Godinton House and Gardens, Kent

Stately home north west of Ashford, built around a medieval hall. House remodeled circa 1900-1920 by the owner Ashley Dodd, who appointed Sir Reginald Blomfield to update the house and redesign the gardens. Constructed of ancient brick in the Jacobean style with distinctive Dutch gables. Two storeys high with attic rooms. Charming Italianate garden with statues, loggia, Persian rill, marble colonnade and Italian cypress trees.

Entrance lodges also built of brick with Dutch gable ends. Plain tiled roof with clustered chimney stack. Stone mullioned windows with hood mouldings. North lodge has a slightly simpler form with a projecting porch at the side. East lodge slightly grander and more ornate with stone kneelers, decorative roof tile pattern and diagonally set porch.

North Lodge, Godinton

East Lodge, Godinton

Hall Barn, Beaconsfield

Country house with landscape park and woodland, built circa 1675 for Edmund Waller (poet and politician). House built of brick in a Dutch influenced neoclassical style of architecture with stone dressings. Three storeys high with a hipped slate roof and cupola. Facade with five bays of vertical sliding sash windows adorned with pairs of Ionic and Corinthian pilasters. Centre bay emphasized by curved and pointed pediments and engaged columns. Porte-cochere designed by George Devey (1820-1886) added circa 1865. Roof dormers with segmental and triangular pediments. The house remains in private ownership.

19th century entrance lodge, north of the main house, located along Windsor End adjacent to the M40 motorway. Building externally finished with decorative carved timber panels in the Renaissance style with relief panels showing garlands of fruit and Acanthus leaves, scrolls, and medallions. Over sailing pitched roof with decorative pierced carved barge boards and turned finial. Upper storey jettied over twisted wooden columns. Two and three light timber casement windows. Broad double chimney stack engaged with side elevation. Diagonally set chimney stack to main roof. Entrance porch gable with decorative panel surmounted by plaque or heraldic shield.

Oak Lodge

Oak Lodge undergoing restoration works