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Latitude: 51.1315 / 51°7'53"N
Longitude: 0.3459 / 0°20'45"E
OS Eastings: 564235
OS Northings: 139527
OS Grid: TQ642395
Mapcode National: GBR NR6.XZX
Mapcode Global: VHHQF.YT6H
Entry Name: Elmhurst
Listing Date: 24 August 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1249525
English Heritage Legacy ID: 431645
Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12
District: Tunbridge Wells
Civil Parish: Brenchley
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Matfield St Luke
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 63 NW BRENCHLEY DUNDLE LANE
Former farmhouse. Circa mid C17 with late C17/early C18 alterations and C20
renovations. Framed construction, underbuilt in Flemish bond brick, the first
floor tile-hung; peg-tile roof; brick stacks.
Plan: The house faces approximately north. The original arrangement appears
to have been a 2 room plan main block with a lobby entrance, the 2 principal
rooms heated by back-to-back fireplaces in an axial stack. An integral rear
outshut provided a rear service room and stair cell with a good dog-leg stair.
A one\room plan rear left wing is probably slightly, though not much later
and may have functioned as a purpose-built kitchen, heated from an end stack.
A small unheated room at the left (east) end of the main block is a late
C17/early C18 addition. The compact plan and quality of the fireplaces and
internal carpentry suggest a gentry status.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front, symmetrical at the right.
The left end addition is marked by a change in the level of the tile-hanging.
C20 half-glazed door to right of centre with a glazed overlight and a flat
porch hood on brackets. The bays flanking the front door are glazed with C20
3-light casements, 2-panes per light. The left hand bay has one ground floor
and one first floor 3-light casement, no glazing bars to the lights. Roof
half-hipped at ends. Axial stack with a staggered triple shaft with tile-hung
batters, the top of the shaft renewed with a corbelled brick cornice. The
rear elevation has C19 and c20windows including a French window. The rear
wing has stone footings, the end stack with a shaft with a corbelled brick
Interior: High quality C17 features. The left hand of the 2 heated rooms has
a scroll-stopped lintel. The stair cell has 3 good C17 doors in moulded
frames with bar stops, stair with turned balusters. The rear wing has a
scroll-stopped ceiling beam and exposed chamfered stopped joists, fireplace
with brick jambs and an oak lintel. The 2 first floor fireplaces have stone
jambs, one with a stone lintel.
Roof: Staggered butt purlin roof of 2 phases. The roof over the left end
addition has a date of 1717, upside down, on one of the timbers.
A high quality C17 house with an interesting plan form and good interior
Listing NGR: TQ6423539527
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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