Capel Manor House

Capel Manor House is a small modern steel-framed private house in Horsmonden, in Kent in southern England. It was designed by Michael Manser for John Howard, a former Member of Parliament. It was built between 1969 and 1970. The house was constructed on the site of, and within the remains of, Capel House, an earlier mansion built by Thomas Henry Wyatt in Italian Gothic style in the mid-nineteenth century and demolished in the 1960s. The architectural writer John Newman describes the Manser house as "a severe Miesian pavilion." The colonnades of Wyatt's winter garden now enclose a swimming pool. The house is an important example of modern architecture in Britain, and in 2013 was designated a Grade II* listed building.

Further reading

  • David Heathcote (2008). The Seventies House. London: Wiley Academy. ISBN 0470024194.
  • J. Lowrie (1974). Modern Houses in Town and Country. London: Collins. ISBN 9780004350868.
  • June Park (1974). Houses for Today. London: Batsford. ISBN 0713406550.
  • Richard Einzig (1996). The Modern Steel House. London: Nichols. ISBN 1854902946.
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