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North Lodge, Hadlow

Description: North Lodge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 179519

OS Grid Reference: TQ6336049750
OS Grid Coordinates: 563360, 149750
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2236, 0.3380

Location: A26, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0EG

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

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Listing Text

TQ 63 49
7/83 North Lodge


Former lodge to Hadlow Castle (q.v.). Circa 1820, probably by George Ledwell
Taylor who designed Hadlow Castle (q.v.), with mid C19 and C20 alterations.
Cement-clad brick; brick stack and chimneyshaft, the one visible from the
street is cement-clad and ornamental; slate roof.

Plan: Former lodge set back from the High Street. Along with the companion
South Lodge (q.v.) it flanks the ornamental gateway to Hadlow Castle (q.v.).
In fact it backs onto the street and faces south east. It has a 2-room plan
and 2-room plan wing projecting forward from the right (north east) end.
Second room is C20 and first room is probably a C19 extension. The left room
(nearest the gateway) has an axial stack backing onto the right room. C20
entrance porch in angle of the 2 wings.

The original part is the main block and maybe the original lodge was the one
room next to the gateway.

Single storey.

Exterior: Distinct Gothick style, the same as Hadlow Castle. Main block
garden front is hidden behind C20 porch extension. The service wing has C20
casements. The street side and end wall are ornamental and Gothick. The
right (south western) room projects towards the street. It has narrow
panelled angle buttresses with weathered offsets. They rise as corner finials
but the tops have broken off. Both sides have a stepped crenellated parapet
and contain a central projecting bay with diagonal buttresses, embattled
parapet and recessed Tudor arch containing a window. The end window contains
-tracery and C20 replacement diamond panes of leaded glass. Tall lancets
either side contain similar glass. Above the bay a shield-shaped plaque. The
street side is similar but here the window tracery has been removed and the
lancets are blind. To left 2 lancet windows with glazing bars with buttress
between and angle buttresses on left corner. Crenellated parapet hides low
pitch roof. Original chimneyshaft is tall narrow and octagonal with lattice
pattern around the shaft, moulded cornice and embattled top.

Interior: Not inspected.

By circa 1900 this lodge was smaller than its companion South Lodge (q.v.) and
local people remember it as the gardener's cottage.

Listing NGR: TQ6336049750

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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