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Culver House hammerfield hammerfield Cottage hammertower

A Grade II Listed Building in Penshurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1782 / 51°10'41"N

Longitude: 0.178 / 0°10'40"E

OS Eastings: 552332

OS Northings: 144362

OS Grid: TQ523443

Mapcode National: GBR MP8.3SH

Mapcode Global: VHHQ5.1NF4

Plus Code: 9F3255HH+75

Entry Name: Culver House hammerfield hammerfield Cottage hammertower

Listing Date: 16 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243267

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446924

Location: Penshurst, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Penshurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Penshurst St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Penshurst Road
(West Side)

Culver House.
Hammerfield Cottage.
TQ 5244 22/842


Earlier C19 house converted and extended in 1859 by George Devey for Sir James
Nasmyth, the astronomer, engineer and inventor of the steam hammer. Now divided
into 4 residences. Hammerfield Cottage, at the west end, was the former observatory
and workshop, the other dwellings form the original house. Entrance front of
2 storeys, 5 windows, with projecting, gabled, porch section, and octagonal
tower with ogee leaded roof. Irregular building typical of Devey's style, with
large-diapered brickwork and gables with ball finials. Garden front shows 5
different bargeboarded gables, mostly half timbered, with brick or plaster filling;
and some tile hanging. Large mullioned and transomed windows, some of wood and
some of stone.
Terrace with low balustrade.

Listing NGR: TQ5231144359

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