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Wickham Court

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Coloma College

In the civil parish of Bromley.
In the historic county of Kent.
Modern Authority of London Borough of Bromley.
1974 county of Greater London.
Medieval County of Kent.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ39016478
Latitude 51.36508° Longitude -0.00456°

Wickham Court has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


Wickham Court Also known as Coloma College. Large red brick semi-fortified house built by Sir Henry Heydon during the reign of Edward IV. It is a square building of 3 storeys, with originally a small open courtyard in the centre which has since been roofed in and now contains the staircase, and octagonal turrets of 5 storeys with stone quoins at the 4 angles. Castellated parapet to both the house and turrets. Originally there were no windows on the outside except loop lights in the turrets. All the windows then looked into the courtyard. But casement windows with stone mullions were inserted in C16. Small single lights with 4-centred heads in the turrets. Porch with crow-stepped gable on the west side added during the reign of Charles I. The east front has 4 windows, the other fronts 3 windows each. A modern attic storey with dormer windows has been added. Modern wing added on the South. The house was occupied by the Lennard family from the C16 to 1833 and then passed by marriage to the Farnaby-family. (Listed Building Report)

Wickham Court is a little known and superfically complete house on the very edge of south London. Wickham is compact, an almost square blok, 66 feet by 67 feet, built round a tiny courtyard with tall octagonal turrets at the angles. The house built entirely of brick except for stone dressings. Each side is extensively pierced by two- and three- transomed windows but all these are nineteenth-century insertions with the original window pattern difficult to discern. (Emery)
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