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Outbuilding Immediately North East of Meopham Bank, Hildenborough

Description: Outbuilding Immediately North East of Meopham Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179625

OS Grid Reference: TQ5635147463
OS Grid Coordinates: 556351, 147463
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2050, 0.2368

Location: Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9AH

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

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/192 Outbuilding immediately north
- east of Meopham Bank


Outbuilding, said to have been used as a studio by the painter, John Herring,
who lived at Meopham Bank 1853-1865. Early C19. Rendered with a slate roof;
brick stack.

Plan: Sited north east of the house between the kitchen wing and stable
block. A small, square building facing south east with a stair cell at the
left end with external access. The original function of the building is not
clear, it may have been an implement shed with apple loft over but has
functioned as a dairy. Herring was photographed in his studio (reproduced in
Oliver Beckett's J.F. Herring and Sons (1981)) which is identified as this

Exterior: 2 storeys. Hipped slate roof. 2-window south east front with tail
paired plank doors to the right, a 2-light C19 casement to the left and 2 12-
pane C19 first floor sashes. A door on the left return gives access to the
stair. 2 casements to the rear elevation. The brick stack in the rear right
corner is probably a C20 iddition.

Interior: Plain, the stair cell enclosed by a full height boarded partition.

Herring, who was a coachman before he became a successful painter, specialized
in paintings of horses and rural scenes.

Group value with Meopham Bank and the stable block.

Listing NGR: TQ5633847449

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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