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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
Entry Name: The Wood House
Listing Date: 3 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1362096
English Heritage Legacy ID: 357413
Location: Shipbourne, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11
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
TQ 55 SE SHIPBOURNE UPPER GREEN ROAD
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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