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Glassenbury Park House, Cranbrook

Description: Glassenbury Park House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 January 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 168959

OS Grid Reference: TQ7470836648
OS Grid Coordinates: 574708, 136648
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1025, 0.4940

Location: Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2QF

Locality: Cranbrook
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 2QF

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Listing Text

TQ 73 NW
(west side)
Glassenbury Park House
- II*

Country house with moat in landscaped park. Late C15, with front block of
circa 1730-40, remodelled in 1877-79 by Anthony Salvia, all for the Roberts
family. Main front (south) largely rebuilt after 1951. SOUTH FRONT: Red brick
with sand stone quoins, window cills and eaves parapet. Plain tiled roof with
gable parapets and kneelers, tall, part projecting gable stacks with oversail-
ing cornices, and banded central stack behind main ridge. Slight central 5
bay projection to facade with quoins supporting very wide open pediment with
oculus. 2 bay wings with windows more widely spaced. 2 storeys; symmetrical
9 bay front, glazing bar sashes. Central projecting porch with arched entrance
and side openings and half columns flanking doorway. Panelled door. Large
irregular wings to rear, mostly 2 storeys with attics, with buttresses and
stone-dressed mullioned windows. Interior: Hall with panelling dated 1571.
probably moved from elsewhere. 3-flight open well staircase opening of hall to
left at rear. Study with salvin panelling and Jacobean columned salvin fire-
place. Hasted gives the date c.1473 for the building of the original house
( - ). Surrounded by moat with dressed stone walls and with single
span arched bridge with solid parapets to south and secondary bridge to east.

Listing NGR: TQ7470836648

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Source: English Heritage

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