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Elmhurst

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249525

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431645

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

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

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Listing Text

TQ 63 NW BRENCHLEY DUNDLE LANE

9/69 Elmhurst

II

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
cornice.

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
features.


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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