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Postern Forge House, Tonbridge

Description: Postern Forge House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 January 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 178727

OS Grid Reference: TQ6064946219
OS Grid Coordinates: 560649, 146219
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1926, 0.2977

Location: Postern Lane, Tonbridge TN11 0QU

Locality: Tonbridge
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 0QU

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Listing Text

Postern Forge House
TQ 64 NW 10/92


Formerly 2 cottages, now 1. L-shaped C17 building, but part dating from
late C15, the projecting south wing being short but wide. 2 storeys.
4 windows, 2 window bays being in the south wing. Now fronted with red
brick on the ground floor and tiles above but presumably timber-framed
beneath. Tiled roof. Half-hipped gable at the east end of the front of
the south wing. Smaller pointed gable forming the west half of the south
wing. Casement windows. This house may have been built in 1480 by Thomas
Willard, iron master, and was certainly associated with the iron trade for
many generations. The forge dam adjoins the house, the interior contains
a fire ingle nook and some late C17 panelling.

Listing NGR: TQ6064946219

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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