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Town House and East Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Sevenoaks, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.308 / 51°18'28"N

Longitude: 0.3079 / 0°18'28"E

OS Eastings: 560961

OS Northings: 159070

OS Grid: TQ609590

Mapcode National: GBR Y9.J8X

Mapcode Global: VHHPN.9D44

Plus Code: 9F328855+55

Entry Name: Town House and East Lodge

Listing Date: 22 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427761

Location: Wrotham, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Wrotham

Built-Up Area: Wrotham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Wrotham St George

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 6059 WROTHAM KEMSING ROAD

7/46 Town House and East
Lodge

GV II

House, divided into two dwellings. Circa early C17, remodelled and extended in
Cl9 and C20. Timber-frame structure, the ground floor faced in Flemish bond red
brick with vitrified headers and with brick string course at first floor level.
Tile-hung above first floor. Ground floor front wall of right hand addition is
stone rubble and red brick. Red plain tile hipped roof. Large stretcher-bond brick
axial stack to left of centre with diagonal shaft at front and projecting English
bond brick stack at end of rear wing of Town House, now truncated. Plan: The
existing house is overall L-shaped on plan with 4 rooms in the main front range
and a 1-room plan wing behind the left hand room with a Cl9 extension in the angle
and a late C20 stair tower behind the room to the right of centre. There is a large
axial stack between the left hand and centre left rooms, heating the 2 rooms and
with a cross-passage running through the stack from the doorway of Town House at
the front. The original C17 rear wing has an end stack with an oven. In the Cl9
the house was extended at the right hand end of the Main range, certainly the right
hand room is an extension and the room to its left might be also. The house was
also extended at the back in the Cl9 probably when it was divided into two dwellings,
Town House occupying the left hand room, passage and rear wing and East Lodge the
3 right hand rooms of the main range. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window
south front. All C20 two and three-light casements without glazing bars, in earlier
small window openings. Doorway to left of centre with C18 or Cl9 fielded panel
door, the top panels glazed and a flat canopy on shaped brackets. Interior: The
left hand part, Town House: The ground floor left hand room has a chamfered axial
beam without stops and there is a chamfered beam with ogee stops in the rear wing.
The rear wing has a brick fireplace, its lintel replaced. Good 2-panel bolection-
moulded door between the 2 rooms. On the first floor a C17 8-panel door and an
early C18 fielded-panel door with a drop handle. The interior of the right hand
section (East Lodge) has been completely modernised and no features have been
retained. Roof: Soft-wood common-rafter roof with queen-post trusses and clasped
purlins.
Source: A plan of the Manor of Wrotham, dated 1620, shows Town House.


Listing NGR: TQ6096659064

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