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Iden House iden House, or Old Swatlands old Swatlands

A Grade II Listed Building in Goudhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1107 / 51°6'38"N

Longitude: 0.4857 / 0°29'8"E

OS Eastings: 574096

OS Northings: 137542

OS Grid: TQ740375

Mapcode National: GBR PT3.9M6

Mapcode Global: VHJN5.CBNV

Entry Name: Iden House iden House, or Old Swatlands old Swatlands

Listing Date: 22 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169508

Location: Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Goudhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 73 NW (south side)

Iden House, or Old
House. C15, extended late C20. Timber-framed and part exposed with plaster
infill on red brick ground floor, extended with red brick. Plain tiled roof.
Hall house origin. Entrance front: the right return of the medieval range, with
C20 extension. Two storey to left, with hip-end, hipped extension of 1 storey to
right, and 2 storey hipped wing to rear. Four light mullioned window to left on
1st floor, and C20 casements to ground floor. Central boarded door and sidelights
in pentice/porch. Left return: 2 storeys and attic with hipped roof and gablets
and stack to centre right. Hipped dormer. Moulded 3-light mullioned window to
left, and 3 mullioned windows on 1st floor, and 2 wooden casements, and C20 bay on
ground floor. Interior: the main range appears to be an end-jettied hall house in
origin, the end left bay (ie rear to entrance elevation), with smoke-blackened
beams and plaster to dividing wall to central bay, but end bay probably a later
rebuilding however. Crown post roof the central trussed bays with ogee bracing.
Moulded crown post in right end bay, octagonal with capital and base, about
2½ feet high on hollow chamfered and cambered tie beam, the chamfer running out at
floor level. The exterior wall of the end bay, now within the house, with
sections of simple pargetted lathe and plaster wall. Ground floor rooms with fine
double hollow chamfered and fillet moulded beams (moulded mullioned window with
hollow chamfer and triple bead). Along the outer rear central walls of this range
is probably C14 crenellated and moulded beam with 2 arched service doorways, which
may indicate that the surviving range was a cross-wing to en earlier hall, or may
be a later insertion (an adjacent bay has been reconstructed late C20 from
demolished medieval and C17-C18 buildings). Wainscotting in upper parlour of
c.1700. Bricks in left return inscribed: MM '90, Wm Allwork July ..., both

Listing NGR: TQ7409637542

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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