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Latitude: 51.1926 / 51°11'33"N
Longitude: 0.2977 / 0°17'51"E
OS Eastings: 560649
OS Northings: 146219
OS Grid: TQ606462
Mapcode National: GBR MP7.433
Mapcode Global: VHHQ7.39Q2
Entry Name: Postern Forge House
Listing Date: 20 January 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1069947
English Heritage Legacy ID: 178727
Location: Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11
District: Tonbridge and Malling
Town: Tonbridge and Malling
Electoral Ward/Division: Medway
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Tonbridge St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
1. POSTERN LANE
Postern Forge House
TQ 64 NW 10/92
Formerly 2 cottages, now 1. L-shaped C17 building, but part dating from
late C15, the projecting south wing being short but wide. 2 storeys.
4 windows, 2 window bays being in the south wing. Now fronted with red
brick on the ground floor and tiles above but presumably timber-framed
beneath. Tiled roof. Half-hipped gable at the east end of the front of
the south wing. Smaller pointed gable forming the west half of the south
wing. Casement windows. This house may have been built in 1480 by Thomas
Willard, iron master, and was certainly associated with the iron trade for
many generations. The forge dam adjoins the house, the interior contains
a fire ingle nook and some late C17 panelling.
Listing NGR: TQ6064946219
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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