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Tainter Mead, Horsmonden

Description: Tainter Mead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 October 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169867

OS Grid Reference: TQ7109840022
OS Grid Coordinates: 571098, 140022
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1339, 0.4441

Location: Goudhurst Road, Horsmonden, Kent TN12 8AU

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7040-7140
(south side)
7/31 Tainter Mead

House. C16 and altered late C17 and extended mid C20. Timber framed and exposed
with red brick infill on ground floor and plaster infill on first floor and with
weather boarding to return elevations. Plain tiled roof. Probable hall house origin,
with C20 wing to rear. Two storeys and attic on sandstone base with stack cluster
at end left and rebuilt stack projecting at end right. Large gable to centre left on
brackets with moulded bargeboards and with moulded pendant. Gable end of rear wing
oversailing to centre right. Small 2 light mullioned window in gable, and 2 light
mullioned window to left on first floor, with 3 three light mullioned casements and
single light to right, and 3 three light mullioned casements on ground floor, the
mullions all ovolo moulded with fillets. Present entry by boarded door in right
return. Attached at rear left is a small outhouse, probably C17, with massive
sandstone base, roughcast upper section and plain tiled roof, with tiled floor, the
original use of which is unknown. Interior: fully framed interior, with chamfered
jowls to main posts and Queen strut and clasped purlin roof with windbraces,
probably C17 but re-using soot blackened rafters. Cambered tie beams also suggest
an earlier roof fern.The end left stack is in a small framed bay which may
originally have been a cross passage bay with a further framed bay to the left now
missing, or it may have been a form of smoke bay at one end of the house. The
chimney bresumner on ground floor inscribed: WM fb 1695. Framed addition to rear
for newel staircase.

Listing NGR: TQ7109840022

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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