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Latitude: 51.2497 / 51°14'58"N
Longitude: 0.227 / 0°13'37"E
OS Eastings: 555522
OS Northings: 152410
OS Grid: TQ555524
Mapcode National: GBR MNC.Q6M
Mapcode Global: VHHPS.WVDD
Plus Code: 9F3266XG+VR
Entry Name: Black Charles
Listing Date: 10 September 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1243688
English Heritage Legacy ID: 447435
Location: Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15
Civil Parish: Seal
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Underriver St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
5280 SEAL UNDERRIVER
TQ 5552 26/1090 10.9.54.
Restored late mediaeval hall house, witn later C16 chimney and ceiling. 2 storeys
and attic, irregular windows. High pitched tiled roof. Moulded wood eaves
cornice. One gabled dormer. Tile hung 1st floor. Brick ground floor with
stone plinth. Leased casement windows. Projecting 2-storey porch. Left extension
formerly an outbuilding. Right extension, probably of C17, with random stone
ground floor, tile hanging above. Sun assurance sign on eaves cornice.
Inside mugh panelling: imported linenfold in left extension, plain Elizabethan
in central room, Queen Anne period elsewhere. Much exposed timber including
remains of screens passage; and carved crown post. Many assembly marks on timbers.
Restored inglenook. Former jettied right end, with C16 window, vmsible inside
C17 extension. Carved figure, possibly representing a thresher, on bay post
in entrance hall.
Black Charles, Outbuilding and Wall form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ5552252410
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