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Sponden Old Hall, Sandhurst

Description: Sponden Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 July 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 170356

OS Grid Reference: TQ7931329720
OS Grid Coordinates: 579313, 129720
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0389, 0.5563

Location: Sponden Lane, Sandhurst, Kent TN18 5NP

Locality: Sandhurst
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN18 5NP

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Listing Text

1350-0/5/255 (West side)
Sponden Old Hall
House. Late Medieval open hall-house, ceiled over and with
inserted brick chimneystack of late C16 date, restored C20.
Timberframed building with plaster infill on brick and
sandstone plinth. Left side is mainly box framing with some
curved braces to centre. Right side elevation is jettied with
moulded cornerposts. Steeply pitched tiled roof with hip and
gablet to right hand side, gabled to left, and with late C16
ribbed and clustered brick chimneystack. 2 storeys, 5 windows.
2 C20 hipped dormers. Mainly C20 casements with some diamond
mullioned windows. Left side wooden porch. One C16 mullioned
window survives to rear behind C17 or C18 catslide roof.
Interior has late C16 inserted ceiling with large bressumer.
Roll-moulded dais-beam with plank screen. Parlour has open
fireplace with bread oven and seats. Ground floor window has 2
original shutters. 1st floor has jowled posts. An unusual
feature is a hole, with restored sliding shutters, for
throwing out the contents of the chamber pot. Moulded
octagonal crown-post with 4 head braces to collar beam and
cambered pargetted decoration. Original solid tread oak
staircase to attic. Smoke blackened rafters. Through purlin
roof with rafters but no ridgepiece. Several old doors.

Listing NGR: TQ7931329720

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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