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Stable Block Immediately North East of Matfield House

A Grade I Listed Building in Tonbridge, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1527 / 51°9'9"N

Longitude: 0.3698 / 0°22'11"E

OS Eastings: 565835

OS Northings: 141943

OS Grid: TQ658419

Mapcode National: GBR NR1.QBB

Mapcode Global: VHJMX.C9C5

Plus Code: 9F325939+3W

Entry Name: Stable Block Immediately North East of Matfield House

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Last Amended: 7 January 1991

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250646

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433093

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"

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TQ 65 41 BRENCHLEY MATFIELD GREEN
(north side)
14/171 Stable block immediately north
20.10.54 east of Matfield House

GV 1

Stable block. 1736 (date on clock). Brick on sandstone footings. The Front
elevation Flemish bond, the rear elevation English bond with blue headers;
peg-tile roof with lead rolls. Clearly designed to match the contemporay
house.

Plan: South facing, rectangular on plan. Part of a group of buildings
forming the stable courtyard north east of Matfield House. 3 entrances on the
front (south) elevation.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 5-bay front (south) elevation with a
striking clock turret and cupola; hipped roof. Left and right pilasters;
broken platband at first floor level; hipped roof with a delicate dentil
cornice below the eaves. The 3 ground floor doorways and centre first floor
window have plain imposts and keyblocks. The centre bay is broken forward
with a large segmental-headed doorway with an C18 2-leaf flush-panel door with
original HL hinges. Round-headed first floor window above with a transom and
square leaded panes. The centre doorway is flanked by smaller ones with 3-
centred arches and similar original doors; 12-pane C18 boxed sashes to the
outer ground floor bays. First floor left and right windows with segmental
arched heads and square leaded panes. The clock turret has a square tile-hung
base below the clock face, which is framed by reeded pilasters with a ramped
cornice. Below the clock face the inscription "Mind the time". Timber cupola
with segmental arches and a bell-shaped lead roof crowned by a weathervane
with a 1770s date. A bell hangs in the cupola. The rear elevation has 3
first floor segmental arched windows and a central attic dormer with a hipped
roof. To the left (east) sliding doors, to the right a door with small panes
in the head under a segmental arch; 12-pane boxed sash with a segmental arch
to the right. Clock face on the rear elevation dated 1736.

Interior: Not inspected but likely to be of interest.


Listing NGR: TQ6583541943

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

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