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Oakhill Lawn, Hildenborough

Description: Oakhill Lawn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179569

OS Grid Reference: TQ5717548446
OS Grid Coordinates: 557175, 148446
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2136, 0.2490

Location: B245, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9ND

Locality: Hildenborough
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 9ND

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/132 Oakhill Lawn

Villa. Circa 1820s or 1830s in origin, slightly enlarged shortly after it was
built. Flemish bond brick; peg-tile roof; stacks with rendered shafts.

Plan and Development: The house faces south. The main block is a rectangular
double depth plan, 2 rooms wide, with a central entrance into a passage off
which the stairs rise. The 4 ground floor rooms are heated from back-to-back
fireplaces in the axial stacks. The 2 front rooms were probably drawing and
dining rooms, the rear left room perhaps a parlour. The rear right room was
the butler's pantry, alongside the service stair leading down to the kitchen
and service rooms in the half-basement, which have their own entrance on the
east elevation. In the circa 1840s single-storey projecting bays were added
to left and right of the main block, enlarging the 2 front principal rooms.

Exterior: 2 storeys with half-basement and attic; a hipped roof with deep
eaves and axial stacks. Symmetrical 3-bay south front plus one-bay additions
to left and right. A flight of stone steps leads up to the early C19 recessed
panelled front door which has panelled reveals, a rectangular overlight with
margin glazing and a pediment. Early C19 12-pane sash windows with rubbed
brick flat arches to the first and ground floor; 2-light casement windows to
the half basement; flat roofed dormers to the attic. The left and right bays
each have one 12-pane sash, flanked by concrete pilasters which may be later
additions. The right hand bay has a concrete parapet with a moulded cornice,
this has been replaced by a plain parapet on the left hand bay. The left
return of the left bay has an early C19 bowed tripartite sash, 12-panes in the
centre flanked by 4-pane outer lights. The main block retains its original
early C19 12-pane sashes with rubbed brick flat arches. The right hand bay is
blind at the right end. The rear elevation also retains its early C19 sashes;
the rear door is C19, altered and half-glazed in the C20.

Interior: Early and circa mid C19 features include a stick baluster stair;
doors and doorcases; shutters; skirtings; chimney-pieces and cornices.

A nice example of an early C19 gentleman's villa. Group value with the early
C19 coach house at the rear (q.v.).

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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