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Broadford, Horsmonden

Description: Broadford

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 169865

OS Grid Reference: TQ7130639689
OS Grid Coordinates: 571306, 139689
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1309, 0.4469

Location: Goudhurst Road, Horsmonden, Kent TN12 8AY

Locality: Horsmonden
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN12 8AY

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Listing Text

TQ 73 NW
(south side)
4/29 Broadford

House. C15 altered and extended mid C16, mid C17 and early C18. Timber framed, part
exposed to rear left, entrance and left return elevations roughcast with tile hung
right return on red brick ground floor, and red brick rear extensions on sandstone
base. Plain tiled roofs. Hall house, probably of Wealden type in origin, much
extended in plan. Entrance front C17 in character with 2 storeys and attic on
plinth with jetty on brackets, that to right end bay at lower level and on dragon
beam to left, being the return elevation of the Hall House. Gabled roof with stacks
to rear left and to end right and 3 projecting gables, that to right lower and
smaller on moulded slightly projecting bresumer, those to centre and left larger and
later with single jettied bresummer on brackets enriched with rosettes. Bullseye
windows in each gable. Two storey canted bays to left and to right with leaded
wooden casements on each floor, the transoms arched up in the middle. Two identical
casements on first floor to centre, with 2 C18 Gothick ogee arched and cusped
casements on ground floor to centre. Gabled central porch with ousped bargeboards
and arched niche over ogee arched moulded panelled door. Left return with full
height canted bay with Gothick ogee arched windows and exposed close studded
framing beyond. Right return of 3 distinguishable phases; gabled 2 storey range to
left with modillion eaves cornice and 2 cross windows; 2 storey and attic range to
centre, with modillion eaves cornice to roof stepped up from left and originally
hipped with gablet to right, with stack cluster to left and 2 flat roofed dormers
and with 2 cross windows. Red brick on sandstone C18 block to right of 2 storeys,
attic and basement on plinth with plat band and with half-hipped roof, 2 gabled
dormers and rear stack. Bullseye window to left and 3 glazing bar sashes on first
floor and 3 glazing bar sashes on ground floor with basement opening to right. Door
of 6 raised and fielded panels to centre left in pilastered surround with segmental
pediment. Tile hung and red brick outshot to right, and projecting single storey
stable/outhouse range, now garages. Interior:(recorded) mid C16 stone hall fireplace
with caryatids, profile roundels and Austen family crest. Work of same date in upper
floor fireplace with carved tablet of male and female figures and profile roundels.
Carved overmantel in Drawing room of c. 1760, stone and brick inglenook fireplace
in Dining room, C17 wooden geometrically enriched overmantels elsewhere. Oak
wainscoting and painted wooden panelling and main stair of c.1700, with turned
balusters in 2 flights. The seat of the Austen family from at least the C16, Stowing
wealthy through cloth manufacture, the house probably owing most to Francis Austen
(d. 1687).

Listing NGR: TQ7130639689

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Source: English Heritage

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