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63-65, Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Description: 63-65, Mount Ephraim

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 168086

OS Grid Reference: TQ5807339611
OS Grid Coordinates: 558073, 139611
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1340, 0.2579

Location: Mt Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8BG

Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN4 8BG

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Listing Text

(North West Side)
Nos 63 to 65 (consec)
TQ 5839 NW 3/62 20.5.52.
A terrace of 3 large houses, not all uniform or arranged quite symmetrically.
Circa 1800. 3 storeys and semi-basement painted brick. 13 windows in all. Each
house has a large curved bay of 3 windows each. Stringcourse above lst floor.
Eaves cornice. The bays have roofs which are rounded hips rising to a point like
half a cone. Glazing bars missing. All 3 houses have porches up 4 steps, No 63
with fluted columns, the others plain. All 3 have semi-circular fanlights, those
of Nos 64 and 65 being particularly large ones. Doors have had some of their
panels cut away and glazed. These 3 houses were at one time called Wellington
Place. The 1st Duchess of Wellington, then Lady Wellesley, lived at one of them
('Douro House') during the 1st part of the Peninsular war and was serenaded there
by the inhabitants after the Battle of Talavera in 1809.
Nos 63 to 65 (consec) and pavement form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5803739584

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Source: English Heritage

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