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Lees Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1512 / 51°9'4"N

Longitude: 0.3668 / 0°22'0"E

OS Eastings: 565627

OS Northings: 141765

OS Grid: TQ656417

Mapcode National: GBR NR1.PKG

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.9BRB

Entry Name: Lees Court

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Last Amended: 7 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433083

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Brenchley

Built-Up Area: 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

In the entries for the following serial numbers ---

14/156, 14/157, 14/158, 14/159, 14/160, 14/161, 14/162, 14/163, 14/164, 14/165
14/166, 14/167, 14/168, 14/169, 14/170, 14/171, 14/172, 14/173, 14/174, 14/175
14/176, 14/177, 14/178, 14/179, in the parish of Brenchley.

The address shall be amended to read---

"THE GREEN, Matfield" in place of "MATFIELD GREEN"


(west side)
14/161 Lees Court
20.10.54 (previously listed as Glenmead)


House. Circa late C17 origins, thoroughly remodelled and extended in the
early C18, additions and alterations of the 1960s (information from the
owner). C17 block framed construction, clad in weatherboarding grooved in
imitation of rusticated stone; circa early C18 block white painted brick to
the ground floor, the first floor framed and plastered; peg-tile roofs; brick

Plan: Overall T-plan, the house faces approximately east. The circa early
C18 entrance block is roofed on a north south axis and consists of a large
entrance hall containing the stair to the left (south) and a principal room to
the north heated from a north end stack. A south crosswing at right angles is
of C17 origins but has been recast in the early C18 and is now 2 rooms on
plan, heated by a stack at the junction with the entrance block. There have
been rear additions to the entrance block.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:3 window entrance (east) front, the one
window to the east end of the crosswing which has a half-hipped roof. Circa
early C18 projecting porch with Doric columns and pilasters to left of centre
in the main block. The porch has a deep horizontal hood with mutules.
Probably C20 front door with fielded panels. Various sash windows: ground
floor window left in the main block, alongside the porch is a 3 over 6-pane
sash, the panes of the upper light with arched heads. Tripartite C18 sash to
the right of the porch, 16-pane in the centre, 4-pane in the outer lights. 3
first floor 3 over 6-pane sashes. The end of the crosswing, to the left, has
a 2 storey canted bay glazed with sash windows, 16-pane in the centre, 8-pane
to the returns. 4 over 8-pane attic window. The left (south) return (the C17
crosswing) is 5-bays. Central French window, probably C20, with a flat porch
hood on brackets. 4 ground floor 6 over 9-pane sashes, 5 first floor 12-pane
sashes. The rear (west) elevation of the wing has a first floor C20 French
window on to a small balcony with Chinese Chippendale style balustrade. The
rear additions have timber casement windows.

Interior: The C17 wing has been re-partitioned and retains one chamfered
scroll-stopped ceiling beam. High quality probably C19 white marble chimney-
piece to the east room. The main room in the entrance block also has a white
marble chimney-piece. The stair is said to be late C20, in an C18 style with
barleysugar balusters, an open string and ramped handrail.

Roof: Not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ6562741765

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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