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Victoria House, Lamberhurst

Description: Victoria House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 170077

OS Grid Reference: TQ6756136160
OS Grid Coordinates: 567561, 136160
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1003, 0.3918

Location: 5 B2100, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8EE

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

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Listing Text

TQ 6636-6736
(west side)
8/240 Victoria House
(formerly listed as
Victoria House, and
Premises on the S.W. of
Victoria House)

House, now house and shops. C16, extended C17 and altered and clad 1721. Timber
framed and clad with painted brick and painted ornamental tile hanging, with plain
hung tiles to right return and exposed small panel frame with painted brick infill
to rear wing with tile hung first floor. Plain tiled roofs. Lobby entry plan main
block extended to left and to rear. Main range of 2 storeys on plinth with quoins
and parapet to roof gabled to right and with stack to centre left. Four segmentally
headed openings on first floor, with two 3 light wooden casements, and 2 light
casement to right and blank space to centre left containing a small finialed
aedicule inscribed:
Ground floor with 2 segmentally headed casements, 3 light to centre right brought
down to plinth and now a shop window, and 2 light to right with flying cornice over
(similar cornice over central window obscured by shop sign). Half glazed door to
centre left with large flat hood on brackets and pilasters. Left hand of ground
floor taken up by late C19 shop front with plate bays and central glazed door under
single fascia on pilasters with pedimented pilaster brackets. Similar and larger
shop front (to same shop) extends over left hand extension, canted slightly
toroadside and of 2 storeys and attic with half hipped roof and hipped dormer and
3 light casement on first floor. Gabled rear wing of 2 storeys with end stack and
with some exposed framing. Interior: the ground floor room to right of the main
entrance, now a butchers shop, was clearly a principal room of the old house, with
finely and extensively moulded cross beamed ceiling and bresummer, large blocked
fireplace and clear evidence of jetty to front elevation.Left hand wing also with
moulded ceiling beams.

Listing NGR: TQ6756136160

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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