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Latitude: 51.0791 / 51°4'44"N
Longitude: 0.6069 / 0°36'24"E
OS Eastings: 582703
OS Northings: 134321
OS Grid: TQ827343
Mapcode National: GBR QVZ.B84
Mapcode Global: FRA D658.D9D
Entry Name: Pympe Manor
Listing Date: 9 June 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1085238
English Heritage Legacy ID: 170142
Location: Benenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17
District: Tunbridge Wells
Civil Parish: Benenden
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
House. c.1500 Wealden hall-house extended to rear in C18 and
restored and extended in 1920s. Timber-framed building,
close-studded with plaster infilling. 1st floor oversails on
bressumer and the protruding ends of the floor joists. The end
bays are lower than the centre which has massive curved braces
at its angles. Steeply pitched tiled roof with later C16
stepped brick chimneystack. 3 bay hall with 1 bay wings. 2
storeys; 4 windows. Mainly C20 mullion windows with leaded
lights; 1 hipped dormer. Corner post with dragon beam. 4
centred arched doorway with original plank door. Rear has C18
extension and C20 L-wing. Interior retains 3 arched service
doorways. Inserted roll-moulded spine beam with run out stops.
Right side ground floor room has late C16 4 centred arched
stone fireplace. Moulded octagonal crown post with 4 head
braces. Principal chamber has arched brace roof. Traces of
cambed pargetting in a scrolled pattern.
(B. of E. 'West Kent and The Weald': Pevsner: 148).
Listing NGR: TQ8270334321
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