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Vesperhawk House

A Grade II Listed Building in Smarden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1461 / 51°8'46"N

Longitude: 0.6919 / 0°41'30"E

OS Eastings: 588381

OS Northings: 141986

OS Grid: TQ883419

Mapcode National: GBR QVB.1RG

Mapcode Global: VHJN2.YG47

Entry Name: Vesperhawk House

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Last Amended: 10 October 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181273

Location: Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Smarden

Built-Up Area: Smarden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

Vesperhawk House
(formerly listed as
Vestpherhawk Farmhouse
TQ 84 SE 13/27 14.2.67.


Circa 1490. T-shaped timber-framed building. The north front and the ground
floor of the west front are close-studded with plaster infilling. The south
front has been refaced, the ground floor with stucco and weatherboarding, above
with tiles. The first floor of the north and east fronts oversails on the
protruding ends of the floor joists and brackets, but the ground floor of
the south front has been underbuilt. Hipped tiled roof with sprocket eves
cornice. Five casement windows. The west front has unusual windows with 4-centred
heads and the trace of a groove for the shutter, and a 4 centred wooden doorway
with spandrels containing a double petalled rose, indicating York and Lancaster
'composed' and the dragon of Cadwallader, the emblem of Henry VII's mother's

Listing NGR: TQ8819342357

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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