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Bentam Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southborough, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1567 / 51°9'24"N

Longitude: 0.2422 / 0°14'31"E

OS Eastings: 556893

OS Northings: 142106

OS Grid: TQ568421

Mapcode National: GBR MPK.G17

Mapcode Global: VHHQD.46W3

Plus Code: 9F32564R+MV

Entry Name: Bentam Hill House

Listing Date: 10 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084776

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169311

Location: Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Southborough

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: St Peter with Christ Church and St Matthew Southborough and St Lawrence Bidborough

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15 February 2021 to correct the owner's name, update the address, remove superfluous source details from text and to reformat the text to current standards

Bentham Hill House

(Formerly listed as Bentham Hill, THE COMMON (west side))

1830-32. Small country house in Deveyesque mode by Decimus Burton for Arthur Pott. Now flats. Sandstone ashlar with tiled roof. Irregular L-shaped house of two storeys.

Entrance (east) front: staggered 'L' in shape. Low left-hand wing with tall pitched roof, gable containing pointed window. Main block of house L-shaped with canted re-entrant entrance angle, the porch projecting within the angle as three sides of an octagon made up of three four-centred arches. South front: three windows. Gable to right with decorated barge-boards, pendant and finial. Pointed second storey window in gable with uncarved shield above. East front: chimney breast projecting to left with window on each side on ground floor, each with tiled weatherhood above. Segment-headed windows set directly into breast on first floor. Paired stacks. Gable to right. Decorated bargeboards with pendant and finial. Entrance to left of gable. North front: three storeys, as ground drops sharply on this side. Basement built out with terrace above. Three small gables with large gable to left.

No interiors survive.

In the history of late C19 domestic architecture this little known house has a very important place as a progenitor, possibly as the progenitor of the Olde English style.

Listing NGR: TQ5769442764

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