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88, Grosvenor Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Description: 88, Grosvenor Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 168181

OS Grid Reference: TQ5835339971
OS Grid Coordinates: 558353, 139971
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1371, 0.2621

Location: 3 Grosvenor Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2AX

Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN1 2AX

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Listing Text

In the entry for GROSVENOR ROAD
Nos. 86 and 88

TQ 5839 NW

The address should be amended to read -

3/334 No. 88

The list was previously amended in respect of this entry on 23 November,


TQ 5839 NW
Nos 86 and 88
Former purpose built carriage factory later used as educational establishment.
Built c1891, architect H Cronk,in Queen Anne style. Built of brick with terracotta
details, internally supported by girders which are probably of wrought iron. Slate
roof, 3 storeys and attics and basement. 6 windows to main front along Grosvenor Road.
Attic storey has central elaborate Dutch gable with console brackets and 2 casement
windows flanked by triangular pediments with ball finials and Diocletian windows.
Corners have slim octagonal turrets with ogee caps. 2nd floor windows are paired
mullioned and transomed casements set in round headed arches with keystones and
elaborate terracotta decoration to arches and decorated aprons. 1st floor
windows are similar but without the round-headed arches. Ground floor has deep
fascia and central doorcase with ramped up pediment like projection over it.
Double doors flanked by pilasters. 4 shop fronts divided by pilasters, the top
parts of the windows divided into tiny sections. Basement has cambered arches.
Grosvenor Park elevation is in vernacular style with 1 pediment. Corner octagonal
turrets with ogee caps and 3 windows. Further plainer section to rear of 3 storeys
and basement of lower elevation. Brick with slate roof. 5 cambered mullioned
and transomed windows with keystones and similar ground floor treatment. Internally
the accommodation originally comprised showrooms on the ground floor and carriage
makers and body makers shops on the 1st floor and painters and trimmers shops on the
2nd floor with a central carriage lift.

Listing NGR: TQ5836439982

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Source: English Heritage

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