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Goldhill House, Hadlow

Description: Goldhill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179501

OS Grid Reference: TQ6359548027
OS Grid Coordinates: 563595, 148027
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2080, 0.3406

Location: Hartlake Road, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0BL

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

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Listing Text

TQ 64 NW
6/65 Goldhill House

Large house. Lower parts of the rear wall are probably C17 but the house is
early C19, mid/late C19 additions and circa 1970 conservatory. Flemish bond
red brick with some burnt headers; brick stacks and chimneypots with C19
chimneypots; slate roof.

Plan: Large house faces north west. Main block has a double depth plan.
Front and back room either side of central entrance hall and staircase. The
rooms are heated by projecting end stacks. Principal rooms to front and rear
left, kitchen rear right. Service doorway in left end wall.
Kitchen/bakehouse block on right side set well back and projecting a little to
rear. It has a projecting rear lateral stack and an end stack although it has
a one-room plan. This appears to be a mid C19 addition or rebuild. The first
floor room was used as a ballroom within living memory.

Main house is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace and a cellar under.
Circa 1970 conservatory to rear, kitchen/bakehouse block is 2 storeys.

Exterior: Main block has symmetrical 2.1:2 window front of 12-pane sashes
with rubbed brick flat arches over. Flat pilasters each end and centre bay
breaks forward. First floor window has a moulded stucco hood on consoles.
Central doorway up 2 stone steps contains a 6-panel door and overlight under a
flat roofed Tuscan porch with moulded entablature. Narrow painted bands
project at first floor level between the centre bay and end pilasters
Moulded eaves cornice and roof is hipped both ends. Similar fenestration
round the other sides and both end walls contain a central panelled door and
doorcase with moulded entablature. Rear 4-window garden front includes a 16-
pane sash to the kitchen and oculus high in the wall left of centre. Also
circa 1970 full height, glass walled conservatory projects to rear of stairs.
Flat-roofed dormers each end and stairs lit by a lantern which projects from
the middle of--the roof. the front of the kitchen/bakehouse block has another
panelled door with an oculus window above and to right a 16-pane sash on each
floor, 12-pane sashes to rear. Its roof is hipped.

Interior: Well-preserved with a great deal of original joinery and other
detail like the stick baluster stair with mahogany handrail ahd shaped stair
brackets, panelled doors, moulded plaster cornices etc. Some of the marble
chimneypieces are secondary.

Listing NGR: TQ6359548027

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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