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Latitude: 51.0847 / 51°5'4"N
Longitude: 1.0658 / 1°3'56"E
OS Eastings: 614811
OS Northings: 136179
OS Grid: TR148361
Mapcode National: GBR V0D.SC5
Mapcode Global: FRA F638.50C
Entry Name: Slaybrook Hall
Listing Date: 29 December 1966
Last Amended: 15 May 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1068775
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175651
Location: Saltwood, Shepway, Kent, CT21
Civil Parish: Saltwood
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TR 13 NW SALTWOOD SANDLING ROAD
Farmhouse, now house. Late C15 or early C16 with later C16 alterations and
addition to right. Alterations and additions to rear 1910-1911 and 1925-
1926 latter by Bailey and Dudley. Timber framed with rendered infilling
and plain tile roof, including C20 additions. Wealden of 2 roughly equal-
length hall bays and storeyed left end bay. Right end bay replaced or
substantially altered in C16 to form 2 timber-framed bays. 2 storeys.
Hall, left end bay and first floor of right gable end close-studded.
Broadly-spaced studding to front of 2 right end bays. Broad low former
window cill to right hall bay. Left end bay jettied, jetty returning on
plain dragon post. Short arch-brace to left end of flying wall-plate; C20
brace and bracket to right end. Roof hipped with gablet to left, hipped to
right, with slight break between roofs of 2 sections. C20 rear stacks to
left and towards centre. Filleted brick stack in front slope of roof to
left end of hall; stack exposed to front elevation and corbelled out to
first floor. Irregular fenestration of 4 leaded casements on moulded wooden
cills; one 4- (formerly 5-) light ovolo-moulded mullion window to left end
bay; one 4-light to hall and two 3-light to right section, all with renewed
moulded wooden mullions. Blocked 5-light diamond mullion window to right
gable end. 6-light ovolo-moulded mullion window with moulded cill and
cornice to ground floor of left end bays similar, partly renewed, window
to hall and two renewed 3-light windows to right section. Moulded 4-centred
arched doorway with carved spandrels and ribbed door to right end of left
end bay. C20 rear additions. Interior: exposed framing. Two 4-centred
arched hollow-chamfered service doorways and similar rear doorway to cross-
passage. Moulded spear with integral post and panel to right end-of-hall
beam. Gerald Du Maurier and Noel Coward reputed to have stayed and worked
here. (Country Life LIX, 1926).
Listing NGR: TR1481136179
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