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Birling Place, Birling

Description: Birling Place

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 179283

OS Grid Reference: TQ6738261568
OS Grid Coordinates: 567382, 161568
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3286, 0.4011

Location: Birling, Kent ME19 5JN

Locality: Birling
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME19 5JN

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Listing Text

TQ 66 SE
(west side)
Birling Place

- II

House. Possibly C15, with C16. C18 and C19 alterations. South front: Red and
blue brick with hipped plain tiled roofs and 2 valleys either side of centre.
2 stacks, one at right side, one in left valley. 2 storeys; 5 bays, slightly
recessed in centre. 4-window lst floor, glazing bar sashes, margin lights on
ground floor. Central 6-panelled door with radiating fanlight over. West front:
Red brick, 6-light stone mullion window with 4-centred arch heads on 1st floor to
left. Odd remains of roll-moulding at cornice level to right of west side.
North front: Red brick, rendered on 1st floor to right. Projecting hipped gabled
wing to left. 2 storeys to right, with irregular fenestration of 3 windows.
2 storeys and attic to left, with 2 dormers and fenestration of 3 windows on 1st
floor, and 2 windows on ground floor. Casements, except glazing bar sashes on
lst floor of projecting wing. Main entrance to left of projecting wing with
projecting hipped weather porch and boarded door. Interior: long chamfered
wooden bressumer to fireplace. Aisle posts of original timber-framed hall
survive in dining room. C19 staircase with turned balusters. Roof over original
hall is a simple rafter-type roof with no purlins or trusses. The site of the
house is the earliest known property of the Nevill family in England. The
original timber-framed block probably originally took the form of an aisled hall
with a uniform scantling roof, on the earliest of timber-framed hall-house types
in south-east England.

Listing NGR: TQ6738261568

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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