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Hadlow Stair House, Tonbridge

Description: Hadlow Stair House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 178752

OS Grid Reference: TQ6090347720
OS Grid Coordinates: 560903, 147720
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2060, 0.3020

Location: 7 Stair Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 4HD

Locality: Tonbridge
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN10 4HD

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Listing Text



TQ 64 NW Hadlow Stair House


House. Early C17 with L wing including dairy added c.1700 to north east and further
wing added to north vest c.1800. Refenestrated and small wing added to north east
in late C19. Early C17 part has ground floor of brown brick, in flemish bond, tile
hung 1st floor and tiled roof. 2 storeys, 2 windows. C1800 12 light casements on
1st floor and C20 3 light casements on ground floor. C19 iron pump attached to wall.
External brick chimneystack and brick projection with bread oven to south east. Tall
brick chimneystack at junction with later wing to north west. C1800 extension is
partly of red brick with vitrified headers on ground floor and tile hung on 1st floor
and of brown brick to left hand side. Tiled roof in 2 hips. 12 paned sashes to left
and late C19 3 light bay to left hand side. The early C18 wing to north west was
altered in the late C19. The ground floor is of red brick in flemish bond with some
vitrified headers. The 1st floor is of fishscale tiles. Tiled roof, part hipped
one end and with brick chimney stack to left. 2 storeys, 5 windows. 2 later flat
roofed dormers. 1st floor has cross casements with C19 hexagonal glazing. Ground
floor has 1 late C19 3 light canted bay, one sash with vertical glazing bars only
and C20 brick and tiled porch. To north east is a c.1900 1 storey brick extension.
To south of this is former dairy c.1700, the ground floor brick, the 1st floor hung
with fishscale tiles and later gabled brick porch. Interior: Original part has kitchen
with chamfered spine beam with run out stops and jowled posts. Fireplace has wooden
bressumer with breadoven and 3 plank door. Dining room has thick chamfered spine
beam with lamb's tongue stops, fireplace has deep wooden chamfered bressumer with
lamb's tongue stops and spice niche. Half-winder staircase to 1st floor but roof
timbers appear C18. C18 wing has sitting room with massive oak bressumer over fireplace
and English bond brickwork to hearth. Exposed joists (originally plastered). Square
spice cupboard add seats. Iron fire back dated 1744, Playroom has fine early C18
panelling, wooden mantlepiece with fluted keystone and pilasters and 2 panelled door
with H L Hinges. Early C18 staircase with turned balusters and newel post with ball
finial. Roof to C18 wing has staggered purlins and some C17 floorboards. One bedroom
has a brick curved fireplace. Rooms over c.1800 wing have 2 early C19 basket grates
with floral design.

Listing NGR: TQ6090347720

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Source: English Heritage

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