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Fowlers Park House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hawkhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0458 / 51°2'44"N

Longitude: 0.5189 / 0°31'7"E

OS Eastings: 576663

OS Northings: 130400

OS Grid: TQ766304

Mapcode National: GBR PTY.60Y

Mapcode Global: FRA C6ZC.1Z8

Plus Code: 9F322GW9+8G

Entry Name: Fowlers Park House

Listing Date: 20 June 1967

Last Amended: 22 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169755

Location: Hawkhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Hawkhurst

Built-Up Area: Hawkhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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TQ 7630-7730 (north side)

17/405 Fowlers Park House
House, now flats. Built c.1813/1814 and altered 1869, R Norman Shaw
architect; part demolished mid C20. Rendered early C19 fronts, red
brick and painted brick alterations with slate roof. Entrance front:
2 bays of 1869 elevation remain, with plinth, moulded plat band and
pilasters to moulded cornice and dentil eaves, with 2 glazing bar
sashes on first floor, and 4 large glazing bar sashes, paired, on
ground floor. Entry by glazed door in arcaded entrance porch on right
return, with 18-light mullioned and transomed stair window over. This
return elevation extremely irregular with glazing bar sashes, was
originally an internal court-yard. The front as built by Norman Shaw
(from photographic evidence) was 5 bays wide, with attic with
pedimented dormers. The platform for the demolished 3 bays which
fronted the present entrance courtyard survives. Garden elevations:
early C19, 2 storeys with plinth and plat band and cornice-parapet,
with projecting centre piece with segmental headed recess, with 5
glazing bar sashes on first floor, 4 large French windows on ground
floor and central glazed door with traceried segmental fanlight and
sidelights, the right return with glazing bar sashes. An engraving
print of 1813 shows verandahs with tented door surrounds along whole
of ground floor, the outline can be seen in the rendering.
Interior: although converted to flats, the 1869 stair survives, with
large turned balusters to open-well stair with balustraded landing,
and C17 style wainscotting and moulded cornice to roof. Other rooms
with surviving C17 style wooden pilastered fire places. Fowlers Park
was the head of a considerable estate in east Hawkhurst, the C17 house
replaced 1813/1814 the home of Richard Kilburn, d.1678, eminent lawyer
and author of 'Survey of County of Kent', 1659.

Listing NGR: TQ7666330400

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