Residential properties - Gravesend Road
This page lists the residential properties on the section of Gravesend Road along the boundary with Stansted from the Telephone Exchange to the Margaret McMillan Centre. Some of the properties are in the Parishes of Meopham, Vigo, and Trottiscliffe and have been included for completeness.
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The Grange (Tower Folly)
Previously named Tower Grange and then Tower Folly, the property was originally part of Millers Farm and was used for drying hops. It is one of the first oast houses to be converted to a home in 1903 and is thought to be unique with thirteen windows in the kiln roof. This property is in the Parish of Meopham.
The bungalow was built in the 1930s by George Downs on a 1 acre vacant site purchased from Sir Edgar Waterlow. The site had previously been part of Manor Farm. George lived lived there with his wife Florence until 1947. It was originally called Cosy Lawne and changed to its current name in the early 1950s. The external facade was altered in 1980.
Built in the mid-1930s, the building is named after Margaret McMillan who dedicated her life to the developmental needs and educational progress of kindergarten and primary-age children; she had a profound effect on England’s education system including the establishment of Margaret McMillan House. The property is in the Parish of Wrotham.