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Pympe Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Benenden, Kent

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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

Plus Code: 9F323JH4+JQ

Entry Name: Pympe Manor

Listing Date: 9 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085238

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170142

Location: Benenden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Benenden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


Pympe Manor


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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