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The Close

A Grade II Listed Building in Hadlow, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2236 / 51°13'24"N

Longitude: 0.3369 / 0°20'12"E

OS Eastings: 563279

OS Northings: 149749

OS Grid: TQ632497

Mapcode National: GBR NQ7.805

Mapcode Global: VHHQ1.SHGV

Plus Code: 9F3268FP+CQ

Entry Name: The Close

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179453

Location: Hadlow, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hadlow

Built-Up Area: Hadlow

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hadlow

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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TQ 63 49
7/17 The Close


House. Circa 1850-1860. Flemish bond brick, rear is probably timber-framed
and is clad with peg-tile; brick stacks with original divided chimneyshafts
and some original chimneypots; slate roof.

Plan: Double-depth-plan house facing south-east towards the High Street
There is a front and back room either side of a central entrance hall and main
stair. The left (south western) rooms are heated by an end stack whereas
there is an axial stack between the right rooms serving back-to-back
fireplaces. Former service wing to rear of right end is now in separate

House is 2 storeys.

Exterior: Symmetrical 3-window front of large 4-pane sashes, those on the
ground floor are taller. All the windows have exposed timber cases and the
first floor ones have eared architraves. Central doorway up stone steps in
recessed round-headed arch contains a panelled door and plain fanlight. The
centre bay breaks forward slightly and there are clasping buttresses each end,
a plinth, projecting brick bands at first floor level across the recessed
outer bays, and above the doorway a wide flat hood on moulded stucco consoles.
Deep eaves with plain soffits. Low pitch roof along front is hipped both
ends. To tear 2 parallel roofs at right angles to the front and both are
hipped to rear. The left (south western) side faces Carpenters Lane and has a
symmetrical 2-window front in the same style as the front except here the
windows have rubbed brick arches over.

Interior: Not inspected but original joinery detail is suspected.

The Close is one of an attractive group of varied buildings at the western
edge of Hadlow.

Listing NGR: TQ6327949749

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