TR2268 : Gateway near Brook Farm

taken 1 year ago, near to Hillborough, Kent, Great Britain

Gateway near Brook Farm
Gateway near Brook Farm
A very odd relic - not least because of the three 'chimney pots' on top, and because one of the columns has gone missing. It is plainly much older than the no-nonsense 19th-century house to which it now gives access.

Since taking the photo I have found the relevant entry in the local volume of 'Pevsner' - in the Reculver section. It seems that when John Newman visited, both columns were still standing:

'GATEWAY at BROOK FARM. A very rustic Elizabethan affair. Four-centred archway, flanked by bottle-shaped columns. Pediment superimposed on a top-heavy entablature. Finials. [i.e. my 'chimneys']. Everything is carried out in moulded brick'.

To which I would add that the brickwork is laid in English bond - which again suggests an early date.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Health and social services  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2201 6810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.1125N 1:11.2871E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2202 6810
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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