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Tainter Mead

A Grade II Listed Building in Horsmonden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1339 / 51°8'2"N

Longitude: 0.4441 / 0°26'38"E

OS Eastings: 571098

OS Northings: 140022

OS Grid: TQ710400

Mapcode National: GBR NRB.YXR

Mapcode Global: VHJMY.NR4M

Plus Code: 9F324CMV+HJ

Entry Name: Tainter Mead

Listing Date: 10 October 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169867

Location: Horsmonden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Horsmonden

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Horsmonden St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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TQ 7040-7140
(south side)
7/31 Tainter Mead

House. C16 and altered late C17 and extended mid C20. Timber framed and exposed
with red brick infill on ground floor and plaster infill on first floor and with
weather boarding to return elevations. Plain tiled roof. Probable hall house origin,
with C20 wing to rear. Two storeys and attic on sandstone base with stack cluster
at end left and rebuilt stack projecting at end right. Large gable to centre left on
brackets with moulded bargeboards and with moulded pendant. Gable end of rear wing
oversailing to centre right. Small 2 light mullioned window in gable, and 2 light
mullioned window to left on first floor, with 3 three light mullioned casements and
single light to right, and 3 three light mullioned casements on ground floor, the
mullions all ovolo moulded with fillets. Present entry by boarded door in right
return. Attached at rear left is a small outhouse, probably C17, with massive
sandstone base, roughcast upper section and plain tiled roof, with tiled floor, the
original use of which is unknown. Interior: fully framed interior, with chamfered
jowls to main posts and Queen strut and clasped purlin roof with windbraces,
probably C17 but re-using soot blackened rafters. Cambered tie beams also suggest
an earlier roof fern.The end left stack is in a small framed bay which may
originally have been a cross passage bay with a further framed bay to the left now
missing, or it may have been a form of smoke bay at one end of the house. The
chimney bresumner on ground floor inscribed: WM fb 1695. Framed addition to rear
for newel staircase.

Listing NGR: TQ7109840022

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