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Elfords, Hawkhurst

Description: Elfords

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169664

OS Grid Reference: TQ7574629430
OS Grid Coordinates: 575746, 129430
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0374, 0.5053

Location: Stream Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent TN18 4RP

Locality: Hawkhurst
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN18 4RP

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Listing Text

TQ 7429-7529 (east side)

18/314 Elfords
House. C15, altered C19, part rebuilt mid/late C20. Rendered with plain tiled
roof. Hall house and cross-wings in origin. Two storeys on plinth, with 4 irreg-
ularly sized and projecting gables with moulded bargeboards and finials and
pendants, with stacks ranged left to right. Seven window bays in extent with C19
mullioned windows with label hoods on both floors. Central 3-bay porch, open to
front, with plinth and cornice parapet, with panelled inner door. Rear elevation
with projecting full-height canted bays to left and to right and gabled main
ranges with canted bays and mullioned windows. Although the appearance of the
property is now of an early C19 cottage ovnée, the basic structure is reported
C15, originally with central hall (arched central window on main front shown in
early photographs), removed, the building divided into two, now a single house
again. (See BOE, Kent I, 317; see also Hawkhurst Memoires, L H Waghorn, 1982,
also Harted, Vol VII and Igglesdon, Vol 15). A seat of the Boys family until
1799, the elopement of Elizabeth Boys and Captain Charles Lamb a locally famous
story, giving rise to the place name 'Lovers' Seat' at Fairlight, Hastings.

Listing NGR: TQ7573929433

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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