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The Wood House

A Grade II Listed Building in Shipbourne, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2453 / 51°14'43"N

Longitude: 0.2841 / 0°17'2"E

OS Eastings: 559517

OS Northings: 152051

OS Grid: TQ595520

Mapcode National: GBR MNG.SRP

Mapcode Global: VHHPT.WY1Q

Plus Code: 9F3267WM+4J

Entry Name: The Wood House

Listing Date: 3 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357413

Location: Shipbourne, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Shipbourne

Built-Up Area: Shipbourne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Shipbourne St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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The Wood House


House. 1937 to the designs of Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry. Important house of the
International Modern style and the only known weather-boarded house in England by
Gropius. Weather-boarded with plain bracketed eaves to the slightly sloping roofs.
Two-storey main block to south with terrace. One-storey dining room extension to left
of south front, with double French casements in south and loggia to right set at angle
with stair mounting up to right. Low one-storey wing to north-west comprising guest
suite with slightly taller integral garage at end. North-east wing of one-storey
containing outbuildings. Windows on both floors of south front in long rows, and in 3
groups on guest wing, all metal-framed casements. Entrance in west end of south block
with deep, sloping weather-hood on slender metal supports. Interior. In original
condition with door-furniture and window casements by Zeiss of Germany. Dining room.
Beige marble central table on 2 wooden supports and similar surfaces to 2 sideboards.
Three copper light fittings on walls. Sun Room. Beige marble top to bookshelves and
integral fireplace. Original stair in place.

Listing NGR: TQ5951752051

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