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Vestry Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Cranbrook, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0968 / 51°5'48"N

Longitude: 0.5361 / 0°32'9"E

OS Eastings: 577676

OS Northings: 136119

OS Grid: TQ776361

Mapcode National: GBR PTC.4CW

Mapcode Global: FRA D607.2PG

Entry Name: Vestry Hall

Listing Date: 19 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169072

Location: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst

Built-Up Area: Cranbrook

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 7736 SE
(north east side)
- Vestry Hall

Vestry hall and cottage to rear. 1859 in a neo-Tudor style. Grey and red
brick chequer with stone window dressings. Wooden eaves cornice to plain
tiled roofs. 3-storey octagonal tower with octagonal cap and decorative
finial to right. 2 storey section to left with half-timbered gable with
bargeboards above wide octagonal oriel on first floor and wide carriage
entrance on ground floor with flanking subsidiary entrances. Cross windows
to front on ground floor and first floors of tower with flanking single-light
windows and shallower windows on 2nd from above shallow parapet step. Tudor-
arched doorway to left on room with ribbed door. LEFT RETURN FRONT: Angled
corner to left with hipped roof above and large transomed and mullioned window
on first floor. Segment-headed window on ground floor with two on left return
front. 3 large transom and mullion windows to left with doorway below central
window, all flanked by very shallow buttresses which break back from the
wall plane and merge into plinth and wall under gable, rather like flayed
skin. COTTAGE TO LEFT OF LEFT RETURN FRONT: Half timbered return gable to
right with mullioned windows on 1st and ground floors. Tile-hung jetty to
left with two windows on first floor and boarded and ribbed door below.

Listing NGR: TQ7768636120

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

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