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Postern Forge House

A Grade II Listed Building in Medway, Kent

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1069947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178727

Location: Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

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

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Listing Text

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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