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White Cliffe, St Margaret's, Cliffe, Kent

Date: 1914

Client: P.A. Barendt

Listing: Grade II


A pre-existing building remodelled and extended by Voysey. Later known as Fairway, and now High Gaut.

Pevsner's Kent: North & East (with John Newman, 2013) says:

ST MARGARET'S, SOUTH FORELAND. One or two holiday cottages in idyllic isolation on the cliff top looking straight across to France. Among them HIGH GAULT [sic] (but as Fairway), by Voysey, 1914. It is the Voysey style reduced to its essentials, one-storey roughcast walls, with two mullioned bay windows, under a huge grey-green hipped roof. No concession is made to the position and the view. But the tall, strong chimneystacks are of purple engineering brick, proof against sea spray.

White Cliffe

Image from The British architect, 25th September 1914.

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