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The Camden Arms

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembury, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1427 / 51°8'33"N

Longitude: 0.3217 / 0°19'18"E

OS Eastings: 562506

OS Northings: 140722

OS Grid: TQ625407

Mapcode National: GBR NR5.B4X

Mapcode Global: VHHQF.JJGV

Plus Code: 9F3248VC+3M

Entry Name: The Camden Arms

Listing Date: 20 October 1954

Last Amended: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437752

Also known as: The Camden Arms, Tunbridge Wells
Camden Arms

ID on this website: 101254386

Location: Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Pembury

Built-Up Area: Pembury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Pembury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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13/361 The Camden Arms
(formerly listed as
20.10.54 The Camden Hotel)

Public house and restaurant, formerly a hotel. C18 with C19 and C20
modernisations, most recently circa 1980. Ground floor is plastered brick,
timber-framed above and hung with peg-tile; brick stacks and chimneyshafts
with some old chimneypots; peg-tile roof.

Plan: Large double depth building facing north onto the Upper Green. Most of
the ground floor layout has been lost as partitions have been removed to
create large bar and restaurant spaces. It had 2 main front doorways
separating the 3 front rooms. The right (east) doorway is now blocked. Left
end room has end stack and centre room had a stack backing onto the left
entrance hall. Rear rooms have similar stacks. Right front room has an end
stack but the room to rear, which projects to rear has a rear stack. It was
probably the kitchen.

2 storeys with various C19 and C20 service extensions to rear.

Exterior: Regular 5-window front including 3 canted bays. 2 full height but
the right one is only single storey. Each bay has ground floor 16-pane sash
windows flanked by 8-pane sashes and first floor 12-pane (4/8) sash windows
with flanking 6-pane sashes. The other first floor windows are C19 casements
with glazing bars and at ground floor level a C20 window blocks the right
doorway. Old photographs show that this doorway was much like the surviving
one to left, just a little smaller. Part-glazed panelled door behind a large
Tuscan porch up 3 steps. Its moulded entablature includes a modillion
cornice. Plain eaves and parallel roofs are hipped both end. Similar style
continued round the other sides although some of it replaced in the C20.

Interior: Shows largely the results of C20 modernisations.

Roof not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ6250640722

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