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Squerryes Court is a late 17th century manor house that stands just outside the town of Westerham in Kent, is surrounded by 10 acres (around 4 hectares) of gardens and parkland.
The building, which is in early Georgian style, houses a fine collection of Old Master paintings from the Italian, 17th Century Dutch and 18th Century English schools, together with furniture, porcelain and tapestries. All of which were acquired or commissioned by the family in the 18th century. Items connected with General James Wolfe victor of the battle of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and a friend of the Warde family, are also on display.
The house is set on a terrace and has a pleasingly proportioned central block of seven bays under a hipped roof. It is constructed of mellow orange brick. The original building was built flanked by two small wings forming a forecourt, but these were demolished and replaced in the 19th century. The replacement wings were themselves torn down after the Second World War and only the main block now remains.
The gardens, which can be visited along with the house, are beautiful all year round with spring bulbs, wild flowers, azaleas, summer flowering herbaceous borders and roses, together with woodland walks.
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