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Scotney Castle with Courtyards and Garden Terrace, Lamberhurst

Description: Scotney Castle with Courtyards and Garden Terrace

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 170059

OS Grid Reference: TQ6873435373
OS Grid Coordinates: 568734, 135373
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0928, 0.4082

Locality: Lamberhurst
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN3 8JD

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Listing Text

TQ 63 NE
3/222 Scotney Castle with
courtyards and garden
20.10.54 terrace

House. Designed 1835 and executed 1837-1844. Anthony Salvin, architect, for Edward
Hussey. Sandstone (the house overlooks its own quarry) and slate roof. Tudor style
notable for its assured, Picturesque handling, relying on proportion and balance
rather than forced symmetry. Multi-gabled composition with battlemented tower and
mullioned windows and bays throughout. Garden terrace to east, enclosed by
balustraded walls, and kitchen and stable courtyards attached to north, with arched
gateways and the latter with clock tower. Interior: largely decorated in Jacobean
style, with much imported C17 panelling, woodwork fireplaces etc., mostly Flemish in
origin. The house was home to the architectural writer Christopher Hussey, and is
fully described by him in Country Life, Sept. 6th. and 13th., 1956 and remains
unaltered externally and internally.

Listing NGR: TQ6873435373

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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