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Hartley Kent: Porchester Close entrance
Porchester Close entrance (taken 2016)

Hartley Kent: 22-32 Porchester Close
22-32 Porchester Close (taken 2020)
Porchester Close was built about 1978-1980.  Along with Caxton Close it is one of the later developments of the Wellfield Estate.

The estate was built as council housing, but some have been sold under the Right to Buy Scheme.  8 of the 42 houses had been sold by the time the estate was transferred to the West Kent Housing Association in 1989, since then this has doubled to 16.

The estate was built as council housing, but some have been sold under the Right to Buy Scheme.  8 of the 42 houses had been sold by the time the estate was transferred to the West Kent Housing Association in 1989, since then this has doubled to 16, although two of those have since been reacquired for the social housing sector.  26 of the houses are owned by West Kent Housing Assocation, an arm's length body created by Sevenoaks Council in 1989, a further 2 are owned by another housing association - the Dartford based Moat Homes Limited.  This leaves 14 houses as owner occupied or privately rented.

Porchester Close has a different history to most of the Wellfield Estate, as only numbers 2-8 (even) were part of the Payne and Trapps 'Fawkham Park Estate'.  They bought a large block of land in 1905 and converted it into building plots. However most of the land was not developed until the Dartford Rural District Council compulsorily purchased the estate.  Payne and Trapps named one of the estate roads Porchester Crescent which gives the road its name, although no part of Porchester Close was on Porchester Crescent.

The council also acquired the land for Porchester Close from its Gorsewood Road landowners in 1964.  Some of Gorsewood was lost to house building, and there were fears the whole wood would be lost, but in the end Sevenoaks District Council transferred what remained of the wood to Hartley Parish Council in 1978.
Hartley Kent: Porchester Close: Modern map (colour) with 1936 map superimposed
Porchester Close: Modern map (colour) with 1936 map superimposed

Statistics about the road

SubjectDetails
KCC ReferenceU15352 Unclassified Single Carriageway (adopted)
Length of Road0.12 miles (186m)
Area of Road2.67 acres / 1.08 ha
Measured using Google Maps Area Calculator Tool
HousesSemi-detached houses 6
Terraced houses 36
Density15.7 houses per acre (38.7 houses per hectare)
Population in 2011120
Energy Consumption13,837 KWH per year (46th highest out of 62 roads)
Information about the houses
Explanation:
Date of Construction is sometimes approximate.
(1)   Details of the type of house and the plot history.  Plot   histories include the ancient farms and fields with the earliest known date,  also the plot number of the Payne and Trapps estate sale in the beginning of the 20th century.
(2) Planning  Permissions include the reference number, so more details can be seen  at Sevenoaks Council.   My records are not complete.
(3)  Council tax is based on what the Valuation  Office thought the   property would have sold for in 1993.  It is  divided into 8 value  bands.
(4) House price data 1995 to date produced by Land  Registry © Crown copyright 2016.  To report an error, go to Change a  sales record form.
I have tried to make sure the  information is accurate, but no  responsibility can be taken for any  errors.  If you plan to rely onthe information, you should check  the source data to be sure.  If you spot an error, please let me know via the contact form.   

Hartley Kent: 1-9 and 10-14 Porchester Close
1-9 (R) and 10-14 (L) Porchester Close

1, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Terraced house
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1988 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1988/1435 Single storey side extension.
1988 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1988/1435 Single storey side extension.
1988 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1988/1093 As to whether the erection of an extension constitutes development for which planning permission is required
1988 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1988/1093 As to whether the erection of an extension constitutes development for which planning permission is required
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1999 Sale Price: £77995 (27 Aug 1999)
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/2835 Install a replacement consumer unit (Building Work Complete)
3, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Terraced house
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/5477 Install a gas-fired boiler (Building Work Complete)
5, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
7, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
9, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/3996 Circuit alteration or addition in kitchen/ special location (Building Work Complete)
11, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Semi-detached house
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2007 Sale Price: £176400 (02 Apr 2007)
2017 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 18/00152 Install a gas-fired boiler ; Building Work Complete
13, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/2524 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
15, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/3685 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
17, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
19, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1978)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1978 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/11375 Install one or more new circuits (Building Work Complete)
2016 Sale Price: £275000 (21 Dec 2016)
21, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks and part of 8 acre field called Lower Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
23, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks and part of 8 acre field called Lower Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
25, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks and part of 8 acre field called Lower Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2012 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2012/585 Circuit alteration or addition in kitchen/ special location (Building Work Complete)
27, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 10 acre field called Upper Haddocks and part of 8 acre field called Lower Haddocks, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1996 Sale Price: £54000 (15 Mar 1996)
2000 Sale Price: £70000 (28 Apr 2000) Annual change since sale in 1996: +6%
29, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
31, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1996 Sale Price: £50000 (28 Oct 1996) Right to buy sale.  Figure is full value before discount
2000 Sale Price: £79000 (25 Feb 2000) Annual change since sale in 1996: +15%
2001 Sale Price: £27600 (06 Aug 2001) Leasehold only
2001 Sale Price: £92000 (06 Aug 2001) Valuation of unencumbered freehold interest; annual change since sale in 2000: +11%
2004 Sale Price: £40500 (28 Jan 2004) Leasehold only
2008 Sale Price: £52500 (23 May 2008) Leasehold only

Hartley Kent: 33-43 Porchester Close
33-43 Porchester Close

33, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2012 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2012/4540 Circuit alteration or addition in kitchen/ special location (Building Work Complete)
35, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
37, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1995 Sale Price: £57499 (11 Aug 1995)
1997 Sale Price: £64000 (12 Sep 1997) Annual change since sale in 1995: +5%
2001 Sale Price: £98500 (09 Nov 2001) Annual change since sale in 1997: +11%
2018 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) COMP/18/03789 Install a gas-fired boiler  Building Work Complete
39, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/3689 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1905 Sale Price: £ (23 Jun 1905)
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
43, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1979)
Terraced house
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 11 acre field called Pane Field, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part plots 284-285 Woodland Avenue, Payne and Trapps Estate
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1979 First Built
1985 Sale Price: £33500 (17 Jun 1985)
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1997 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1997/1514 Erect garage and front porch
1997 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1997/1514 Erection of attached garage outside and construction of front porch.
1997 Sale Price: £56000 (24 Jun 1997) Annual change since sale in 1985: +4%
2008 Sale Price: £180000 (04 Jul 2008) Annual change since sale in 1997: +11%
4, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1979)
Terraced house
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 11 acre field called Pane Field, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part plots 284-285 Woodland Avenue, Payne and Trapps Estate
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1979 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1995 Sale Price: £52750 (20 Mar 1995)
2006 Sale Price: £146000 (31 May 2006) Annual change since sale in 1995: +10%
2012 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2012/5491 7 Windows 2 Doors (Building Work Complete)
6, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1979)
Terraced house
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 11 acre field called Pane Field, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part plots 284-285 Woodland Avenue, Payne and Trapps Estate
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1979 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1997 Sale Price: £55000 (24 Jun 1997)
2003 Sale Price: £127500 (07 Mar 2003) Annual change since sale in 1997: +16%
2005 Sale Price: £149600 (25 Feb 2005) Annual change since sale in 2003: +8%
2008 Sale Price: £175500 (06 Mar 2008) Annual change since sale in 2005: +5%
8, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1979)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 11 acre field called Pane Field, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part plots 284-285 Woodland Avenue, Payne and Trapps Estate
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1960 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1960/651 Erect 2 detached bungalows on Plots 281 and 283 Woodland Avenue
1979 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
10, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1624 Plot mentioned as being Part of 11 acre field called Pane Field, part of Middle Farm
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
12, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
14, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/1056 Install replacement doors in a dwelling (Building Work Complete)
16, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
18, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
20, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2005 Sale Price: £148000 (02 Jun 2005)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/3910 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
22, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1988 Sale Price: £51000 (05 Dec 1988) Right to buy sale, before discount price
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1998 Sale Price: £58000 (14 Aug 1998) Annual change since sale in 1988: +1%
2003 Sale Price: £58000 (20 Aug 2003) Annual change since sale in 1998: 0%
2005 Sale Price: £149000 (02 Dec 2005) Annual change since sale in 2003: +51%
2015 Marketed for: £950 (31 Dec 2015)
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/17 Install one or more new circuits Install a replacement consumer unit (Building Work Complete)
2017 Marketed for: £1150 (03 Sep 2017)
2017 Sale Price: £260000 (31 Jul 2017) Annual change since sale in 2005: +5%
24, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
26, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
28, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
30, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/3913 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
32, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2004 Sale Price: £132500 (26 May 2004)
2007 Sale Price: £175000 (24 Aug 2007) Annual change since sale in 2004: +9%
2016 Sale Price: £260000 (22 Apr 2016) Annual change since sale in 2007: +5%
34, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
1996 Sale Price: £52000 (02 Jul 1996)
2000 Sale Price: £83500 (31 May 2000) Annual change since sale in 1996: +13%
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/2342 Installation of Cavity Wall Insulation (Building Work Complete)
36, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/3687 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
38, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
40, Porchester Close DA3 7DQ (1980)
Terraced house (3 bed)
1844 Plot mentioned as being Part of Gorsewood (34 acres), part of Hartley Court Estate
1910 Plot mentioned as being Part Gorsewood
1980 First Built
1993 Council Tax Banding: C (£52-68K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/4686 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)


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