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A Grade II Listed Building in Brenchley, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1553 / 51°9'18"N

Longitude: 0.4194 / 0°25'9"E

OS Eastings: 569288

OS Northings: 142337

OS Grid: TQ692423

Mapcode National: GBR NR3.JTW

Mapcode Global: VHJMY.7717

Plus Code: 9F325C49+3P

Entry Name: Ashmede

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431639

Location: Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Brenchley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Brenchley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


6/63 Ashmede


House. Late C16/early C17, circa 1930s addition. Framed construction, the
ground floor underbuilt in brick in 2 phases, mostly Flemish bond with blue
headers, first floor tile-hung; peg-tile roof; brick stack.

Plan: The house faces north. 3 room lobby entrance plan, the 2 right hand
(west) rooms, hall in the centre and parlour to the right, heated from back-
to-back fireplaces in an axial stack with an unheated service room at the left
(east) end: partition between the service room and hall removed. Circa 1930s
one-room plan addition at the left (east) end. Rear right outshut off the
parlour; right end outshut.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front; roof hipped at left end,
half-hipped at right end; stack with staggered triple shafts with corbelled
brick cornice; 1930s plank door to the lobby entrance to right of centre. The
brick underbuilding alongside the door to the right (west) is earlier than the
brickwork to the left. 1930s 2-light iron-framed casements with diamond
leaded panes, 4 to the first floor, 3 to the ground floor plus one to the
right end outshut. 1930s timber-framed porch on the left (east) return. The
rear elevation prserves a circa early C17 3-light ovolo-moulded mullioned
window to ground floor right (east) lighting the service room.

Interior: Well-preserved carpentry and joinery. Ceiling beams with scroll
and step stops to the ground and first floor rooms. The hall fireplace has a
chamfered lintel and rebuilt jambs, the parlour fireplace has a chamfered
lintel and a rather awkwardly-sited crossbeam close to the lintel. The first
floor preserves several C17 plank doors. The chamber over the hall has an
open fireplace with a chamfered lintel and brick jambs. The wall-framing
includes wall posts with flared jowls and tension braces.

Roof: Clasped purlin roof. Over the east end a probably C18 scissor brace
has been added.

A traditional house of the region with good interior features.

Listing NGR: TQ6928842337

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

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