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38-46, the Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Description: 38-46, the Pantiles

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 168142

OS Grid Reference: TQ5807938745
OS Grid Coordinates: 558079, 138745
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1262, 0.2576

Location: A26, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TN

Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN2 5TN

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Listing Text

(North West Side)
Nos 38 to 46 (even)
TQ 5838 NW 1/297 20.5.52
The site of the present Nos 40-46 The Pantiles was previously occupied by the
Assembly and Great Gaming rooms, presided over by Beau Nash who was Master of
Ceremonies from 1735-176l. The present building is Mid C19. Nos 38-44 are 4
storeys stuccoed. Wide bracket cornice. 3 3-light canted bays with some glazing
bars intact flanked by rusticated pilasters. Cast iron and stone balcony on
the lst floor. Later C19 shop fronts. No 46 has ground and lst floors of the
late C18 to early C19 of wood grooved in imitation of masonry. The 2nd floor,
which is set back, is later C19 having 2 curved gables and 2 sashes with verticals
only and hood moulding over. The lst floor has 3 sashes with glazing bars intact
and 3 wrought iron balconettes. Central doorcase with 6 panelled door and moulded
surround. Colonnade of l0 columns with foliated capitals which probably remains
from the C18 building.
Nos 2 to 28 (even) and Nos 38 to 72 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5807838754

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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