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Pump House Approximately 25 Metres South East of the Old Farmhouse, Style Place, Hadlow

Description: Pump House Approximately 25 Metres South East of the Old Farmhouse, Style Place

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179495

OS Grid Reference: TQ6463549023
OS Grid Coordinates: 564635, 149023
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2167, 0.3559

Location: Hadlow, Kent TN11 0JU

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

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Listing Text

TQ 64 NW
6/59 Pump House approx 25m south
- east of The Old Farmhouse,
Style Place


Pump house. Circa 1886-88, the top was relined after damage in the Great
Storm of 1987. Built of brick; an irregular mixture of red and ochre-yellow
brick although the colours are used deliberately on the cornices and window
heads. Tower-like structure, square in plan. There is a round-headed opening
on the south west side which is boarded whilst the other 3 sides have small
openings at ground level. At the top there is a corbelled brick cornice over
a course of dentils. Above the brick weathers back to a narrow shaft with a
water tank at the top. The pump worked a nearby artesian well.

According to the owner this was the first tube-bored artesian well in Kent.
It is approximately 860 feet down to the Thames aquefer. It was dug to serve
Simmons brewery based at Style Place, and is said to have been pumped to a
glassworks. It remains as part of an unusually complete group of listed
brewery buildings around Style Place Farmhouse (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TQ6469948957

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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