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Great Bubhurst, Frittenden

Description: Great Bubhurst

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 169352

OS Grid Reference: TQ8315941712
OS Grid Coordinates: 583159, 141712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1454, 0.6172

Location: Frittenden, Kent TN17 2BD

Locality: Frittenden
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 2BD

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Listing Text

TQ 84 SW (north side)

Great Bubhurst (formerly
20.6.67 listed as Bubhurst)
- II*
House. Early C16, extended c.1727 and altered 1790. Timber framed and
exposed close studding with plaster infill, and extended with timber frame
clad with tile hanging on red and blue brick ground floor. Plain tiled roof. Entrance front: 2 storeys and garret on plinth, tile hung first floor with modillion eaves cornice to roofwith stacks projecting and offset at end left
and at end right. Regular fenestration of 3 tripartite glazing bar sashes on first floor, and 2 on ground floor with segmental heads. Central door of 6
panels with rectangular fanlight and moulded and modillioned flat hood on scrolled brackets. Ground floor extended with lean-to roof to end left (originally a bakehouse or brewery) now with half-glazed door to left return
with triangular head. Dated to left of central door:
William and: P
Brown R&H
1727 1790
Rear wing (C16) of 4 framed bays at right angles to entrance elevation. Two storeys on stone plinth with continuous jetty on brackets. Hipped roof with
gablet to left, and stack to rear left. Four wooden casements on first floor,
and tripartite wooden casement, metal casement, large tripartite wooden
casement with segmental head and glazing bar sash on ground floor. Blocked doorway to centre left, with portion of (re-used?) moulded beam to centre
right. Half rail throughout ground floor. Rear elevation with catslide
outshot and projecting bread oven with stack and stoke-holes at 2 levels,
the copper with iron fire-door.
Interior: dais screen with vertical lapped boarding and parlour doorway and
slightly coved dais beam. Doorway to service end with indented spandrels.
Mullioned windows (especially preserved by outshot). Large inglenook with
rounded backs. Crown-post roof, the posts rectangular and unmoulded in
sections. C18 wing with 1790 carved in rear of inglenook bressummer; with straight flight of stairs and landing with stick balusters and turned newels.

Listing NGR: TQ8315941712

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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