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The Gun and Spitroast Public House and Rear Courtyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Horsmonden, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1386 / 51°8'19"N

Longitude: 0.4293 / 0°25'45"E

OS Eastings: 570045

OS Northings: 140511

OS Grid: TQ700405

Mapcode National: GBR NRB.FCV

Mapcode Global: VHJMY.DN90

Plus Code: 9F324CQH+CP

Entry Name: The Gun and Spitroast Public House and Rear Courtyard

Listing Date: 10 October 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121941

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169954

Location: Horsmonden, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Horsmonden

Built-Up Area: 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)
7/118 The Gun and Spitroast
Public House and rear

Public House. C17 or earlier, altered and extended C18 and early C19.
Timber framed and tile hung, extended with painted brick. Plain tiled roofs.
Two parallel ranges extended to right. Two storeys and attic on plinth with discontinuous plat band and moulded wooden eaves cornice to roof hipped to
right, gabled to left with stacks to rear left and to rear right and 3
hipped dormers. Ridge line stepped down to right to 2 storeys with stack at
end right. Five 2 and 3 light wooden casements on first floor and 3 light casement to left on ground floor with segmental head, with large hipped
porch to centre left with 4 centred arched boarded door; right hand section
with ground floor built out with plate glass picture windows and boarded door
to right. Rear wing of 2 storeys, gabled with projecting cross-wing at left
with hipped roof and gablet. Small rear courtyard with early C19 single
storey outbuildings of red brick and plain tiled roofs.
Interior: altered late C2O, but with elements of the original frame still visible, and with inglenook fireplace. The original name was The Gun, first licensed in the 1570's and licensed as a forge in 1618. The Heath, now the village centre, is some 2 miles from the church, and grew up as a result of
the C16/C17 iron industry, especially that belonging to the Brown family,
Royal Gunfounders, their mill pond at Shirrenden surviving half a mile to
the north-east.

Listing NGR: TQ7004540511

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