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Longholt Longholt and the Wing, Hildenborough

Description: Longholt Longholt and the Wing

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179650

OS Grid Reference: TQ5650350221
OS Grid Coordinates: 556503, 150221
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2297, 0.2401

Location: Vines Lane, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9LT

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

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Listing Text

TQ 55 SE
2/216 Longholt and The Wing,
- Longholt.


House, divided into 2. Circa 1911 to the designs of H.R. and B.A. Poulter of
Camberley; later wing in a matching style is probably 1920s. Rendered brick
with exposed brick quoins; peg-tile roof; brick stacks. Neo-Georgian.

Plan: The house faces south. The original plan, published in the
Architectural Review is probably largely intact. An overall rectangle, the
entrance on the north elevation with a corridor on the long axis leading to
the principal rooms, which face south. These were originally (east to west) a
drawing room (full depth); dining hall, large smoking room and kitchen.
Service rooms beyond the kitchen and off the corridor on the north side. The
drawing room and smoking room have bow windows. Later front right wing at the
east end.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Deep hipped roof with sprocketted eaves to the main
block, the eaves with a modillion cornice. Asymmetrical 9-bay show (south)
front with 2 2-storey bows. Glazed small pane French window to right of
centre. Complete set of original windows: 16-pane sashes on the first floor,
8 over 12-pane on the ground floor, all with original louvred sun shutters,
painted green. The added wing at the left end has a 2-span hipped roof and is
in a matching style. The rear elevation has casement windows.

Interior: The main block was not accessible at time of survey (1989) but is
known to retain original features.

Plan and a photograph of the front elevation are reproduced in 'Recent English
Domestic Architecture', Vol. 5, ed. Macartney (n.d. circa 1912).

Listing NGR: TQ5650350221

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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