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Sissinghurst Court and Entrance Wall, Cranbrook

Description: Sissinghurst Court and Entrance Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 169106

OS Grid Reference: TQ7888437394
OS Grid Coordinates: 578884, 137394
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1079, 0.5540

Location: The Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2JE

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

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Listing Text

Sissinghurst Court
19.12.85 and Entrance Wall

House. C17 with large additions of circa 1920. Part timber-framed (to south-
west). Red brick on ground floor, exposed close studding above. Plain tiled
roof. South side: Half-hipped return wing to left (the original building) with
lower gabled projection to right. Moulded barge-boards. Two storeys and
garret in wing to left. Irregular fenestration of 5 windows on first floor
with cornice-hood over central first floor window, and 5 windows on ground
floor. Wood-framed moulded lattice casements. Tudor-arched doorway to left with
moulded surround and boarded door. East (Entrance) Front: Long return wing
to left, completely blank with projecting chimney breast and tall stack in
angle. One window on each floor of this wing. Long dormer in east wing with
gabled projection to right. Tudor-arched doorway with moulded surround, floral
carvings in spandrels and boarded door to left of projection with long lattice
wooden mullioned window to left. Casements with oval stained glass inserts.
Lattice glazing. Service wing to right behind. Entrance wall, 15 yards long,
attached to left-hand wing, with central gate piers and ball-finials. Railed
gate with scrolled panels, dog-rails and decorative overthrow. Interior: some
plasterwork in C20 block. Evidence of substantial timber-frame in
old block.

Listing NGR: TQ7888437394

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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