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Latitude: 51.2592 / 51°15'33"N
Longitude: 0.3082 / 0°18'29"E
OS Eastings: 561150
OS Northings: 153651
OS Grid: TQ611536
Mapcode National: GBR NPM.SX9
Mapcode Global: VHHPV.9M80
Entry Name: Spoute House
Listing Date: 3 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204588
English Heritage Legacy ID: 357346
Location: Plaxtol, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15
District: Tonbridge and Malling
Civil Parish: Plaxtol
Built-Up Area: Plaxtol
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Plaxtol
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
The following building:-
TQ 65 NW PLAXTOL LONG MILL LANE
shall be upgraded to Grade II* (star) and the description shall read:-
House, later shop. Circa 1500 open hall house with hall of2 bays and end bays, the north western
bayjettied, with inserted chimneystack and ceiling ofc1600 and C19 wing to rear. Timberframed,
the frame exposed with 3 bays having curved tension braces, the north western front jettied on
brackets. The 2 central bays have been underbuilt in brick, painted. Otherwise plastered infill.
Steeply-pitched tiled roof with gablets and late C16 ribbed brick stack. Dormer with triple
casement. C19 casement windows with leaded lights. One storey C19 stone wing to north east.
Interior ground floor has roll moulded and brattished dais beam. Two central bays have c1600
spine beam with 2 inch chamfer with lambs tongue stop and similar floor joists. Open fireplace
with wooden bressumer and spice hole. Roll-moulded door surround, probably late C16. Floor
joists to south east bay are original joists of square section. Three plank door on pintle hinges leads
into C19 extension. First floor is open to roof with original rafters and central octagonal crownpost
with 4 headbraces and collar beam. The massive tie beam was later cut through to insert a chimney
and door. Original floorboards throughout. Blocked mullion windows in centre of north east wall.
[See ' BOE West Kent and the Weald' p463.]
TQ 65 NW PLAXTOL LONG MILL LANE
4/12 (east side)
1.8.52 Spoute House
Farmhouse. Circa 1500 timber-framed hall-house. Painted brick infill on ground floor
in centre. Timber-framed first floor with plaster infilling and some curved bracing.
Plain tiled hipped roof with gablets. One hipped dormer to right, off-centre red
brick ridge stack to left. Two storeys; extremely irregular 3 window front, with
window under eaves at entrance left. Lattice casements. Panelled door to right of
centre window. Jetty at west and on exposed joists and brackets. One gabled dormer
to north. Extremely irregular north fenestration. One storey north-east extension of
coursed, galletted, painted rubble and red brick. Queen post truss roof inside.
Interior. Hall. C16 fireplace with chamfered bressumer and one slat-hole. Dais beam
survives. One moulded door surround, probably later C16. Moulded crown-post with
dowels on partially surviving arches bracings.
Listing NGR: TQ6108453584
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