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The Paper Mill, Benenden

Description: The Paper Mill

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 170158

OS Grid Reference: TQ7852631054
OS Grid Coordinates: 578526, 131054
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0511, 0.5457

Location: Hinksden Road, Benenden, Kent TN17 4LE

Locality: Benenden
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 4LE

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Listing Text

1350-0/2/51 The Paper Mill
House. Late C15 Wealden hall house restored c.1910.
Timberframed, close-studded with plastered infill pargetted on
brick base. Steeply pitched old tiled roof with late C16 brick
chimneystack. The 1st floor of the end window bay on the south
east front oversails on the protruding ends of the floor
joists and brackets with dragon post suriving to right hand
side. The eaves between oversail on curved brackets and a
bracket in the centre. 2 storeys 4 windows. C20 casements.
Four-centred arched doorway. Attached to right of door is C18
lead pump. Rear has later 2 storey extensions and lean-to in
matching materials. Interior has hall open to roof with
octagonal moulded crown post with 4 head braces to collar beam
and curved tension braces to tie beam. Dais beam with about
1/3 of original plank oak screen remaining and spere truss.
Dragon ties. Parlour end has a C16 4 centred arched stone
fireplace with blank shields in the spandrels and a similar
fireplace reported to the chamber above. Service end has 3
four-centred arched service entrances with 2 original plank
doors. Hall has large fireplace of c.1929. The name of the
property is derived from a paper mill situated at the
beginning of the drive way in the C19.
("West Kent and the Weald: Pevsner Buildings of England:

Listing NGR: TQ7888131695

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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