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Mountains Lodge, Hildenborough

Description: Mountains Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179611

OS Grid Reference: TQ5616748867
OS Grid Coordinates: 556167, 148867
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2176, 0.2347

Location: Noble Tree Road, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 8ND

Locality: Hildenborough
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN11 8ND

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/178 Mountains Lodge

Lodge to Mountains (q.v.). Probably 1865, contemporary with the house, and
probably designed by G. Somers Clarke. English bond brick with blue
diapering, the first floor tile-hung with bands of scalloped tiles; peg-tile
roof with ornamental ridge tiles; brick stack; Tudor style.

Plan: Sited inside the gate piers of Mountains and associated with a stable
yard (q.v.). The Lodge faces east, overlooking the drive to the house. 2
rooms wide, with a central entrance, probably facing a stair, with a rear
right service outshut, all the rooms apparently served from one rear lateral

Exterior: 2 storeys. Roof half-hipped at the right end, gabled at the left
end. Originally symmetrical 3-bay front elevation, the first floor jettied
out on curved brackets with a moulded jetty beam, the centre bay projecting
and gabled to the front on the first floor with an open porch below. The
gable, which is treated in imitation of timber-framing, has curly bargeboards
with pierced roundels. The porch has chamfered stopped posts, moulded caps, a
Tudor arched lintel and original tiling. Ground floor window right is
original, a deeply recessed 2-light casement with a brick mullion and stone
lintel. The left hand ground floor window has been replaced in the C20 by a
canted brick bay glazed with small-pane casements. One 1-light original
window in the centre bay, the rest of the first floor is blind. The left
(south) return has pierced bargeboards and a 2-light C19 casement. The rear
elevation has a lateral stack with 3 brick shafts with corbelled coping. The
service outshut is diapered with 4-pane C19 sashes with stone lintels. The
outshut appears to have been extended.

Interior: Not inspected but may retain original features of interest.

Low iron railings to the garden in front of the Lodge and a section of
diapered brick wall adjoining the south end are included in the listing.

A very nicely-detailed Tudor style lodge. Group value with the stable
buildings, gate piers and gate and Mountains.

Listing NGR: TQ5616248879

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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