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Star and Eagle Inn and Wall Attached, Goudhurst

Description: Star and Eagle Inn and Wall Attached

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 169539

OS Grid Reference: TQ7233337786
OS Grid Coordinates: 572333, 137786
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1135, 0.4607

Location: High Street, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1AL

Locality: Goudhurst
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 1AL

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Listing Text

TQ 7237-7337 (south side)

Star and Eagle Inn and
9.6.52 wall attached
Inn. C15 and mid C20. Timber-framed and exposed with plaster infill on red brick
and sandstone base, the rear elevations tile hung on red brick ground floor. Two
staggered principal ranges, the front, entrance elevation originally C16, altered
c.1800 and C19 late 1980's. Two storeys and garret on sandstone plinth, with
jettied gabled wings to left and to right, with recessed central bays. The ground
floor built out with balustrade over. Covered and jettied gable to right, gables
with moulded bargeboards. Stacks to right and at end left. Leaded wooden
casements in gables and to fist floor, and mullioned and transomed canted bay to
left, to centre, with flush window to right. Central half-glazed door, with
basement openings to centre. Rear left range: C16, continuous jettied 2 storey
range, with moulded bressummer supported on dragon post, with projecting pentice
to re-entrant angle, and stacks to end left and end right. Four and 3 light
mullioned windows. Across the re-entrant angle joining the 2 wings is a brick
wall, part of the churchyard wall, about 6 feet high, of red brick, with
segmentally headed boarded door to centre. Single storey wing to left, entered by
rear courtyard, of red and blue brick, with central stack. Rear elevation of 1
storey with boarded door and 2 glazing bar sashes. The C16 range of 2 storeys,
attic and basement to rear, with irregular fenestration of sashes and casements,
with central canted bay, and projecting wings of various dates. Interior: fully
exposed frame in part reconstructed, with turned baluster stair (with detailable
"burglar's terror" newel), remains of C18 shop front (carved wooden post and
window heads exposed in Ladies' Lavatories), and stone newel stair to cellar
(reported) passage to adjacent church). An Inn at least since 1600 (recorded as
the Black Spreadeagle). See Igglesden, Vol 12, 26-27; see also Kent Life, 1969,
December issue).

Listing NGR: TQ7233537785

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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