Gate­house sold be­fore road is built

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Ducking And Diving -

A historic gate­house at the en­trance to the for­mer God­in­ton Manor es­tate has been sold.

East Lodge in Chart Road was built in 1868 and was placed on the mar­ket in Au­gust last year with es­tate agents Hobbs Parker.

The grade II listed house has three bed­rooms up­stairs, with a kitchen, sit­ting room and din­ing room on the ground floor. The prop­erty is be­lieved to have fetched around £325,000.

It will lose gar­den space when the A28 is widened into a dual car­riage­way, with the ex­te­rior wall set to be knocked down and moved a me­tre closer to the prop­erty.

The work on road is sched­uled to start in 2018 and will take a year. In March Kent County Coun­cil an­nounced that Jack­son Civil Engi­neer­ing had se­cured the £32m con­tract.

East Lodge, Ash­ford

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