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Description: Natal House
Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 179515
OS Grid Reference: TQ6328349703
OS Grid Coordinates: 563283, 149703
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2232, 0.3369
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HADLOW HIGH STREET (south side)
TQ 63 49
7/79 Natal House
House. Late C17/early C18, some late C19 modernisation. Flemish bond brick
including burnt headers, rear is timber-framed and clad with peg-tile; brick
stacks and chimneyshafts; peg-tile roof.
Plan: Double-depth plan house set back from the road and facing north north
west, say north. It is 2 rooms wide and 2 rooms deep with the main stair
between the 2 rear rooms. The front rooms are the principal rooms, parlour to
left (east) and kitchen to right, with service rooms to rear. The parlour has
a slightly projecting end stack and the kitchen end stack is shared with the
adjoining house. It seems that in the late C19 Natal was converted to the
service block of the Victorian House adjoining to right (west). Before that
there was probably a passage through the kitchen from the front doorway to the
stair. There is now a passage along the back of the kitchen which looks as
though it once led through the right end wall. This appears to be an original
feature. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: Nearly symmetrical 2-window front. 3 are C19 tripartite sash
windows containing central 12-pane sashes. The ground floor right one has a
low segmental arch over. The parlour window, ground floor left, is a late C19
canted bay window with a flat roof; it has a tripartite sash containing a 16-
pane sash. The central front doorway contains a C19 6-panel door under a
shallow flat-roofed hood. A flat brick band projects at first floor level.
Moulded timber eaves cornice. Roof is hipped both ends. Rear has 2 parallel
roofs at right angles to the front roof and both are hipped to rear. Some of
the first floor windows to rear are original, flat-faced mullion windows
containing rectangular panes of leaded glass. The stair window is one of the
originals and has a segmental arch head.
Interior: Has plain carpentry detail where exposed but most of the structure
appears to be original. However what little that could be seen of the roof
structure suggests that it was replaced in the C19.
Natal is one of a number of attractive and varied listed buildings on Hadlow
Listing NGR: TQ6328349703
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Source: English Heritage
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