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Description: Tappington Hall
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 178569
OS Grid Reference: TR2100846239
OS Grid Coordinates: 621008, 146239
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1727, 1.1603
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TR 24 NW DENTON AND WOOTTON CANTERBURY ROAD
House. C16 and C17. Timber framed on flint base with red brick infilling.
Plain tiled roof. Four framed bays of small panel framing. Two storeys on
plinth with basement, with hipped roof and large central cluster of 4
stacks, and double lozenge-set stack projecting at end right. Three raking
semi-dormers. Small 3 light mullioned window to top centre left. Three
large 4 and 3 light mullioned and transomed windows on ground floor. Central
brick porch with rendered chamfered mullioned windows, moulded arch, and,
within, very fine moulded early C17 door, with moulded lozenges, segmental
and square panels. Outshot to left, returned as single storey wing along
left return with 2 wooden casements and half-door. Basement opening to
right. Jettied rear wing, with half-doors and wooden casements. Stone, and
rendered brick mullioned windows and catslide outshot to rear, and also
moulded 9 panelled door in moulded surround. Interior: full frame; dado
panelling; inglenook fireplaces. Fine moulded chalk block fireplace, and
good enriched C16 stair, rising to attic level, reputed. Clasped purlin
roof. The home was the manor house to Tappington Everard manor, and was
birth place and home to Richard Harris Barham (born 1788) or Tom Ingoldsby
of The Ingoldsby Legends. "The Spectre of Tappington," the first published
Ingoldsby tale (1840) just one of several supposed ghosts, including the
victims of Bad Sir Giles; the staircase is damaged as result of fratricidal
murder of a Cavalier owner. (See C.G. Harper, The Ingoldsby Country, 1904.
Listing NGR: TR2099146155
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Source: English Heritage
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